I’m confused. If a text frame is on a certain layer and you click into it, that’s text frame that will be active.
Can you post screenshots?
Yes the text frame is active, however the Layer that is active is the Layer of wherever I had just previously been entering text. I will try to post screen shots later when I am in the office.
Are these new files created in CS6, or are you trying to recycle old templates? I'm just as confued by this behavior as Bob, but it occurs to me that since CS5 the behavior of locked objects (as distinct from locked layers) has changed, and by default a locked object cannot be selected, which means you cannot flow text into a locked frame. If that's what's happening you may be confused by ID ignoring an existing frame and creating an entirely new one.
OP follow up:
User error. What I had thought was problematic behavior is NOT, and in fact Indesgin 2 behaves in the identical way but I had not closely observed that in the past. Sorry to have taken people's time on a non-issue.