3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 22, 2012 9:23 PM by Michael Gianino

    Text box


      Hi - I've been working on an InDesign document quite happily for a couple of months for my school's mag.  I had to add an additional child's photo onto one of the pages - I edited this in Photoshop, then placed it via the rectangle frame tool into the InDesign page - all standard practice so far. However, I've then created a text box on top of the image and as soon as I start to type, I get the overset red cross and the text disappears.  If I increase the text box, the text is there, but I cannot get it to be visible on the image?  The arrange – bring to front, does not work either.  Hope this makes sense and someone can advise me.

        • 1. Re: Text box
          Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

          You have text wrap applied to the image. Either remove it, or go to the text frame options and check the Ignore Text Wrap box.


          It's easy to set text wrap as a defualt in error. If no frame is selected and you set a wrap option, that becomes the default for all new frames in your doc. Do it with no file open and it becomes the default for all frames in all new docs.

          • 2. Re: Text box
            billysanders Level 1

            Thank you Peter most helpful - I remember doing a text wrap on another part of the magazine and forgetting it was still selected.  Thanks again.

            • 3. Re: Text box
              Michael Gianino Level 4

              Just to clarify to you or anyone looking in, doing a text wrap in and of itself didn't turn it on for the new image frame you made. What you probably did by mistake was to set text wrap to be on while no object was selected. If you had an object selected, that object would have been set to text wrap, but future objects (like your new image frame) would not.


              Many of the settings you make in InDesign become the default settings if nothing is selected to apply those settings to at the time you make the change (but not to existing objects, like one of the image frames that were already in the document). And, if you make a change while no document is open, the setting will become the default for new documents, but not existing ones (like the document you have now).