Hi, I was wondering if someone can help..?!
I have inserted a normal text box into Adobe InDesign and selected it, but when i click onto the 'number of columns' button and try to increase it to more than one column nothing seems to be happening. I have clicked on 'View' > 'Grids & Guides' > ' Unlock guides' and again nothing has happened. I've also tried pressing 'Ctrl, Alt, K' but nothing was selected so i figured it can't be that. I have also clicked onto 'Object > Text frame options' and changed the number of columns and played around with the gutter and width and clicked the 'preview' button to see if i could notice any changes but it still hasn't made any difference.
Has anyone else had this problem? or does anyone know how to resolve it?
I actually saw something similar to this yesterday in a class I was teaching. With guides showing the student was changing the number of columns in a text frame and we could see them changing internally, but the text itself did not change. It's possible that she had inadvertently set span columns as the default, but I forgot to check that and we just restarted ID and moved on and all was well in the new file.
A possibility... if you set the number of columns, then select flexible width with a maximum width larger than the capacity of the frame, then the frame will show only one column, regardless of the number of columns previously set.