The frame is locked.
The frame is on a locked layer.
The frame is on a Master Page.
It's not on a master page, but I suppose it is possible that the frame is locked. How do I check and see if it is locked and then unlock it?
I like to use the Layers panel.
The Layers panel didn't help, but I tried right-clicking the frame, locking it, and unlocking it. That seemed to work.
When i get a page from a designer, i always go Object menu> Unlock All on Spread
Hi everyone, I know I'm VERY late to the party but if you have this problem, here's a simple thing to verify - which I haven't found on any page I've visited on the topic.
If your locked text box is the product of a Master page, i.e. if for example you created a text box in your Master page for running headers which should be filled with a specific class or type of word (like "Chapter title"), as you would want to do if you make a dictionary, make sure the word you're extracting from a given page is not surrounded by weird stuff, like tabulations or spaces : these are in turn imported in the header text box and might make it look screwed up.
Hope this helps.