I am working on a magazine layout and need to create multiple single column text boxes for captions, etc. The text box feature keeps creating multiple columns within my box even though the box is set to one column. No matter what I do in the "text frame options" the text is formatted in multiple columns when I want only one. One box is formatting three columns no matter the size of the box. It simply "squishes" the text and keeps it in multiple columns. What am I doing wrong?
Screen shot, please, including both the frame with frame edges and guides turned on, the frame selected, and the column settings showing.
Check the Span/Split columns settings for the paragraph style and for the default (no text selected). I think you're set to split the text into three columns.