You might apply a stroke color to your text instead of the fonts itself.
Change fill with stroke in the tool or swatches panel.
Better would be to create character style with the text color specified (only) and apply this. Manual applying any formatting is not a good way.
Dover Dave wrote:
InDesign CS3. I highlight the text, then go to swatches and select red.
Make sure the fill proxy is in front (the solid box) before you select a new color swatch. Click the poxy to bring it forward.
Problem solved! Thanks guys.