Hello! I am fairly new to Adobe InDesign, and I'm using CC Version 9.1. I think I accidentally clicked something, and now strange things are happening. Both of these things started happening in the middle of working on a document, and were working normally just a few minutes ago.
1. I can't select any other font attribute from the pull-down menu that says "Regular" in the top left corner under the font. When I click on the little down arrow next to "Regular," the box turns orange, but there isn't any menu that drops down. I can make the text bold through a keyboard shortcut or through the Character menu, but that little drop down completely stopped working. Every other drop down menu on the screen seems to be working fine.
2. I can't place a text box within the margins of the page. If I select the "T" button and try to hover inside the margins, it turns to a type cursor, and if I try to click and type, it starts typing in the text box on the previous page. If I select the "T" button and hover outside the margins, it acts like normal (with a square shaped icon), so I can place a text box starting outside the margins, and then just move it in the margins. Which is a hassle and very strange.
Does anyone have any idea what I clicked and how to undo it? I tried Ctrl-Z to undo, but it did not work.
Thank you in advance!
Problem #1 sounds like you need to reset the preferences. http://forums.adobe.com/thread/526990
Problem #2 sounds like you have a master text frame on the pages. So when you click with the Type tool, you're entering the insertion point into the text frame from the master.
Delete the text frames from the master pages and you should be OK.
That did it! Thank you so much!