1 person found this helpful
Check the Text Frame options (Ctrl+B(?)). Verify that there is no inset.
Select All to verify there is no other object with Text Wrap.
Select all (entire story) - Cut - Delete the bad frame - Paste into new frame.
No inset verified.
No other object verified.
I selected all - cut - deleted the bad frame - & pasted back... no difference.
I selected all - cut - deleted the entire document - then set up a new document and pasted back... no difference.
Finally I selected all - cut - deleted the document again, set up a new document and pasted back without formatting... no problem.
Obviously there was a textual something I couldn't see or find.
I tried to look up 'hidden characters' to see what the blue '#' meant (it only showed up with the hidden characters) and could find nothing. I'm feeling like it had something to do with it.
Now all I have to do is reformat the entire chapter! Which just may be easier than figuring out what when wrong.
Thanks for the guidance!
Also on check:
- Keep options on paragraph style.
What version are you running? Have you run any of the bug-fix patches for it (I believe there was a bug a version or two back that could cause this to happen)
check that as well... thank you.
1 person found this helpful
there appears to be a blue '#'.
It's hard to see what that blue symbol is because of it's position—but what happens if you select a word on the first line of page two, and then use Edit > Edit in Story Editor to switch to Story Editor view. Delete and replace "man[symbol]with" with "man[spacebar]with". Then return to Layout view with Edit > Edit in Layout View.
Barb, you have great eyes. I did not catch that.
It kinda looks like an anchor, doesn't it, Jeff? It's just really hard to see.
I thought it looked like the Pound Sign you would normally see at the end of text. Very hard to see.
Folks... Thank you for all you help with my question.
I've been out of town for the past few days, so I couldn't deal with this.
I ended up updating InDesign -- thank you MVP. I missed whatever notice that might have been sent out telling me an update was available. Then I brought in a backup version of my problem text and all seemed to be cleared up.
When I reached my Bibliography 'chapter', I ran into the same or similar problem. Whenever I added a paragraph space before my title, the whole text jumped over to the next page. This time I ended up changing the justification of my chapter title and all formatting problems disappeared. I then re-justified the title to what I wanted and everything behaved itself!
I appreciate the talents and help you are all willing to share!
Wooowwww this works perfectly... I was facing such kind of things for a long time. thanks philip