I've been having an issue with Indesign for quite some time now.
Whenever I start a new textfield and write my text and press enter to start a new line, Indesign skips the entire textfield and shows the red + sign which you get when you have overlapping text. I have the same problem now in CS6 although it worked perfectly until this morning.
Everything works normally except for Adobe suite programs.
I hope any of you can help me, it will be much appreciated!
Are you on Windows? A laptop?
Some Windows machines, mostly laptops, map both enter keys together and toggle the behavior between them based on the status of the Caps Lock key. Try toggling the caps lock and see if it makes a difference. If you are unlucky enough to have one of these systems the best bet is to make a custom shorcut set and assign the numpad enter to a paragraph break, too, then creat a new shorcut for column break if you need it.
Correct, It originally came with Windows Vista 64 bit on it. This laptop and Vista don't mix well together so I got Windows 7 as soon as possible. Now I reinstall Windows 7 and clean up the entire laptop once every 6 months or so.
Well I have no idea why the behavior would change, but laptops tend to be a bit flakier than desktops and have more custom drivers. Could be as simple as the wrong keyboard driver.
My old Toshiba laptop running XP developed a nasty habit of losing the sytem fonts and displaying dialogs in gibberish so I wiped and reinstalled from the recovery disks, and that was bad enough, let alone changing the OS.