4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 12, 2012 3:55 PM by meg@rodgers

    InDesign CS6 text frames acting wonky

    meg@rodgers

      I started a brand new document. Some text has been copy/pasted from CS4 documents or Word but all of it is acting weird. If the text frame is less than 7.4375 in wide, then it breaks and reflows at odd points and I can't seem to get the frame to end where I want it to.

       

      I don't know where to look to fix whatever setting is doing this.

      Text 1.jpgText 4.jpg

      Above: Text frame at margin width less than size noted above. but when the frame is extended to the margin height, it breaks the text and doesn't keep it where I want.

       

      Below: Text frame at 7.4375 in wide. It will break at different places and show all that's supposed to be in the frame

       

      Text 2.jpgText 3.jpg

        • 1. Re: InDesign CS6 text frames acting wonky
          Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

          First, show non-printing characters so you can look for non-breaking spaces. Next check for a long string of text to which No Break has been applied (if you make the frame narrow and the text goes into overset, it's easiest to find these problems by looking at the first bit of text past the overset indicator in the Story Editor). The next possibility, which would be reinforced by large changes in where the text goes into overset whenyou adjust the frame heith only slightly, is that there are keep options applied that prevent ID from fitting all of the required text into the remaining space in the frame.

          • 2. Re: InDesign CS6 text frames acting wonky
            meg@rodgers Level 1

            Peter,

            Thanks for responding. Some of your advice worked. I checked all the keep options and the non-breaking spaces. But I am still having a situation where some paragraphs will act properly when I change the height of the frame but if I try to adjust the frame between paragraphs, so that one should start in the next frame, it grabs the last line of the preceding paragraph. There is a hard return between graphs. Any ideas? Is this a font issue?

            • 3. Re: InDesign CS6 text frames acting wonky
              Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

              That's a Keep Option. You need to check both paragraphs as it could ne a Keep with Next onthe first one, or a keep with Previous on the second. Ic ould be part of the style or applied as a local override.

              • 4. Re: InDesign CS6 text frames acting wonky
                meg@rodgers Level 1

                Thanks! I kept looking at the Keep Options and neither box for Keep with Previous or Keep Lines Together was checked. I thought the Keep with Next was a sub set of Keep with Previous. Took me a while to realize that Keep with Next note 1 lines. But got it and that was the trouble. Don't know why I couldn't see it, it's plain as day.

                 

                Thanks again!