Moving to the InDesign forum.
You'll have to get us a more thorough description of what you're trying to do. Are you saying that you cannot select anything with those tools (black arrow = Selection tool, white arrow = Direct Selection tool)?
What operating system are you running?
i am running windows 7 professional. an yes, i can use the text-instrument, but neither selection tool nor direct selection. i also cannot use all the tools, that are in the upper third of the document, that is: i cannot change types, nor colors nor can i select, how large i want the document to be on the screen. did i make a mistake when downloading and installing? or do i have maybe a problem with the grafic card? i have a lenovo t 450s. it is pretty new. and it has a very good grafic-card.
thank you so much. i actually did set The DPI setting for fonts too high. now i can use the cs6 perfectly, but now everything is so small so i can not read what i am doing ;-)
anyway: i am happy. thx to you. best regards, alexandra
You can leave the DPI setting if you turn off Aero. The whole look is a pretty well deprecated anyway.
Win 8 began the flat design and that continues with Windows 10.
thank you so much, now it is perfect :-)