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Not able to select "A" to format text, not able to select the buttons on the side

Mar 17, 2013 6:51 PM

Tags: #cs5.5 #layout

This is very strange, but I cannot select the arrow so that I can select text boxes in my document. I'm also not able to select the "A at the top menu so that I can format the text. In fact, many of the buttons are unselectable, although some aren't. Why is this happening. I have never had this problem before.

 
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    Mar 17, 2013 7:25 PM   in reply to sevaunlimited

    Does this happen on only one file, or on more than one file.

     

    If it happens on all files you try, try restoring InDesign's preferences. Here's how to do that:

     

     
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    Mar 17, 2013 10:57 PM   in reply to sevaunlimited
     
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    Mar 18, 2013 6:21 AM   in reply to sevaunlimited

    I have had this happen to me several times. I previously did a search here and on another posters comments, someone replied regarding not enough RAM to run Indesign correctly.

     

    Check your system performance while this is happening. I fixed it using the following.

     

    1. close indesign and relaunch.

    2. close other programs, such as anti-virus scanning, photoshop, etc.

     

    It always started working after that. Hope this helps.

     
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    Mar 18, 2013 6:26 AM   in reply to Lady Rocketeer

    also i am using CS5 with creative cloud membership and Windows 7 Professional.

     
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    Mar 18, 2013 6:36 AM   in reply to Lady Rocketeer

    Are you sing large fonts inthe Windows inerface? Did you check the link I posted?

     
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