I'm tweaking an existing template and having lots of problems. I must admit, I'm new to InDesign but so far I hate it. This is a corporate quided change but InDesign has far more options than we need. I'm an analyst, not a graphic designer. I crunch numbers, not make things look pretty, but it's part of my job, so I need some help please.
Anyways, in the picture below you can see the number 9 over the orange object. However, the text shows for a few seconds, then disappears (I took a screen very quickly). I know it's still there cuz I can highlight it. I've read thru other discussions on this and my problem has nothing to do with the wrapping text problems everyone else seems to have, because I have changed that. To clarify, I copied the blue object above it, and changed the color to orange. I then copied the text (number) from in the blue object above it and pasted it into the orange object. From what I can tell, this copy and paste is definitely not an exact copy and paste. Something seems to have changed from copying the object. Anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening?
Thanks in advance.
Why not click your type tool into that text frame; press Ctrl+Y (Cmd+Y if on a Mac) and examine the text in what is called Story Editor mode. By looking in Story Editor Mode, you might discover other characters, or perhaps many space bar spaces, or perhaps tab characters. If you find extra characters or white space characters, delete all but the number 9. Close the Story Editor window and see if the problem still persists.
And most people on this forum like making things look beautiful!
The text is identical to the text in the blue box above it. It should be paper, and it is. Screen shot of the text highlighted below.
The orange object is not the text frame. A screen shot of the text frame is below. It includes all of the text for the TOC. I didn't design the
base template. I'm only tweaking it for specific deals, as what is included varies greatly from what the original template included.
Another screen shot like the last one with invisible characters shown might turn something up. If those spaces between the paragraphs are empty lines, a stray extra tab could be sending that digit into a white area. Another investigative measure would be to select all text in the frame and change its color (temporarily) to something non-white. That 9's gotta be there somewhere.
Errr come to think of it, are we certain the orange shape is behind the text frame? They do appear to be on the same layer.
The 9 is definitely where it should be. If I had to guess, it seems like the orange object is on top of the text frame, thus covering up the number. Where do I go to change which item is on the top so that the text frame is for sure on top of the orange object?
Edit: Nevermind all, I figured it out. Right click > arrange > send to back
Thanks to all that attempted to assist!