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Text boxes and text threads

Jun 28, 2013 2:08 PM

In CS4 InDesign, I start a text box and enter some text.  When I hit the "enter" key to start a new line, InDesign automatically creates a text thread to another text box.  I don't want this, and the program never used to behave in this manner.


Any ideas on what I may have done? 



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    Jun 28, 2013 3:11 PM   in reply to Secluded Beach

    Sounds like you might be using the Enter key on the number pad, which is a column break (and if you only have one column per page or frame it moves on to then next one).


    If you aren't using the number pad, chances are you're on a windows laptop and have a bios that maps the two enter keys together, and the behavior will change depending on the state of the numlock key. If that's the case, let us know and we can tell you how to make custom keyboard shorcuts to work around the problem.

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    Jun 29, 2013 3:57 AM   in reply to Secluded Beach

    Just want to be sure that the regular Enter key works as a paragraph return with numlock on (it should) and you don't have one of the odd-duck notebooks.

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