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Highlighting text Issue

Aug 22, 2013 12:05 PM

When I highlight one letter in a sentence the whole line or paragraph highlights. Why is this?


This just started occuring on both of our Macs.


We are using CS6.

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    Aug 22, 2013 10:40 PM   in reply to wreckerjimbo

    How are you highlighting, and can you post screen shots? Use the forum's little camera icon to post an image.

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    Aug 23, 2013 2:54 AM   in reply to wreckerjimbo

    InDesign selects a line or a paragraph whenever you triple- or quadruple-click text (you can set this feature in the "Preferences -> Type" dialog box). To highlight a single letter or an arbitrary fragment of text, you have to click and drag. Maybe your mouse is multiple-clicking when you're trying to drag text.

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    Aug 23, 2013 2:07 PM   in reply to wreckerjimbo

    If exporting to IDML solved the problem, it was indeed a case of corrupted file, caused by one of the issues you mentioned.


    Recently I was having some headaches with the  zooming function of InDesign. Eventually I found out it was simply a matter of changing the almost dried batteries of my wireless mouse :-) That's why I suggested that your case could be a hardware problem.

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