Can you put your cursor in the overset text, in the story editor, and
show us a screen shot of the control panel, paragraph palette - I
don't even know what version you are using, so terminology might be off.
If the 'bad' character is between overset and not overset text. can you push some more of the text over (below the line in story editor) - then select a few words either side of it and delete the lot? You won't lose much and it might banish the little blighter.
This might be a deeply stupid question - and after all I failed to notice you version number - but when you hit enter to send the text into a new frame - you have got one linked for it to go into, right?
There are some computers that seem to map both enter keys together, and I've seen some that reverse them, I think, mostly laptops, but we had a report this week of it happening on a desktop.
First, is this problem restricted to this document? Can you make a new doc, type some text, hit enter and type more without losing it?
Second, if you go to Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts, are you using the default set, or a custom set? It's possible the key has been remapped in the shortcut set.
Third, does the behavior change if you change the state of the NumLock?
Fourth, if this is happening only in this document, does exporting to Interchange format (.inx or .idml) and opening that, then saving as a new .indd make the new one behave?
OK, the Control Panel is the long strip of controls either on the top (just below the menu items) or bottom of the document area, bound by the scrollbars on the right and bottom and the rulers on the top and left hand side. It will tell you, while having the text tool selected and placed inside the text, what font you are using, the size, leading, indents, whether it is flush left or centered or right.
Hope that helps.
Peter - YOU ARE A GENIUS!!!
I am actually working off a laptop, but didn't customize any preferences...
HOWEVER, my nifty new laptop has a keypad (which is one of the reasons I got this model). Guess what, as soon as I un-did the num lock - everything worked!!
I knew it had to be something simple which is why I was getting frustrated.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
I have a problem in that I created a table in InDesign 5 and have been happily editing text in that table for the last 8 years.
Now I cannot, the "table" behaves like an image file and I cannot get the cursor in it to edit
the only thing I can see is that the "T" icon (4th down on the left handbar) is now slantng to the right whereas usually it is upright (however I believe I have had this before with no problem)
Incidentally I believe I created ths table by drawing the lines rather than using the "insert table" process
I have tried to create a new table using "insert table" but I have the same problem?
I can send the indd file to anyone if that would help
the only thing I can see is that the "T" icon (4th down on the left handbar) is now slantng to the right whereas usually it is upright…
There is a little triangle at the bottom right corner of the Type tool icon that tells you there are other tools in a fly-out. If you hold the mouse button while you click the tool, you will be able to switch between the regular type tool and the Type on a Path tool, which is the slanted T icon.
I have a problem in that I created a table in InDesign 5 and have been happily editign text in tat tale for the last 8 years.
An 8 year old file that you have been reusing over and over may have become corrupted over the years. Try exporting a copy of the file as IDML or INX (depending on what version of ID you have) and open up the copy to see if the problem is still there.