Check the text frame and see if ignore text wrap is enabled.
For the big text frame the ignore wasn't checked. This is a single celled table--but I didn't see any cell options mentioning text wrap.
I'm not sure why the text isn't wrapping. It should based on what you've shown.
Try this, select the frame that contains the text, and choose Object > Text Frame Options. Make sure Ignore Text Wrap is not chosen.
However, do you know you can insert actual footnotes into the text?
Choose Type > Insert Footnote.
Then, change the layout of the footnote by choosing Type > Document Footnote Options. Then click the Layout tab and change the space above the first footnote.
This will be much more elegant and easy to work with.
This is a single celled table...
That's the problem. Text within a cell won't wrap. The table itself acts as an inline character and will try to wrap, but I imagine it doesn't have enough room in its parent text frame to move around much. What led you to set your type in a single-celled table?
Ahhhh! That's why the text won't wrap. It's a table cell. I don't know why they don't honor text wrap, but they don't.
And they don't allow footnotes to be inserted.
So the next question is why are you working with a single-cell table? Is there some special effect you're trying to accomplish?
Thanks Sandee & Bob,
Still that text wrap isn't checked. The pages I'm hoping to create are below. I'm using single celled tables so I can give the appearance of a student paper. I don't know if the footnotes would work because of the table. It's only two pages so doing it manually isn't too bad. I'm taking this over from our design department who didn't use any styles or tables with a 50 page guidebook.
The table is the issue! Thanks so much. Because of the way we want it to look, I think the single cell tables are working. And it is only two pages with footnotes, two for APA and two for MLA. I just love all the automated InDesign features and scratch my head when they don't work. This forum is great
OK, now we're getting somewhere.
You don't need a single cell table. You need to add a stroke around the sides of the text frames that hold the text.
Then add indents in the paragraph formatting to make the text stick inside the stroke.
And you can then add real footnotes.
And the page numbers are on the master pages.
If this is too confusing, start a new topic with the new question.
It's much easier than you think.
Because of the way we want it to look, I think the single cell tables are working.
I don't understand. What aspects of the look do you feel are only possible with a table cell?
Based on other answers I see that the single cell table perhaps wasn’t the best choice for a layout. I’ve been teaching myself InDesign this summer to fix what was originally created. Perhaps with more time I will remove the single celled tables and put strokes around a text box. Thanks!