A few things to check:
- Is the text box separate from the colored box?
- Are any of the elements on a master page?
- For the text box itself, have you checked "Ignore Text Wrap" under Object>Text Frame Options?
The text box is separate from the colored box and the colored box is on a master page. I did check the ignore text wrap box but it doesn't help.
If you delete the colored box and then move the text, does it still happen? I'm thinking there might be some object hiding that is causing the problem.
That's what it was! There was another text box hiding there that was causing the problem.
I'll stop tearing my hair out now. Thank you!