Thank you. I trashed them and I can use the textframe options again. However InDesign crashed two times immediately after opening en creating an new textframe. Happens quiet often, in general. This version of InDesign seems unstable.
What OS? Is ID updated to the 7.5.3 patch?
Crashing is never normal in ID.
ID 7.5 / CS5.5
No I did not update. Should I?
Yes. If after updating you continue to have a crash, please upload the crash report to pastbin.com and give us a link to it.