Earlier today I was successfully editing a table in an InDesign doc to update figures (CC 2017). Working fine. Now I can't select any text to edit -- selection tools don't work and the type tool only gives the option to start a new text box. Any clues?
Take a close look at your Pages panel—are you on the body pages and the table is on a master page (or the other way around)? Be sure to double click to change pages via the Pages panel.
If that's not it, try navigating to the spread with the table, and choose Object > Unlock all on Spread.
If it's none of the above, a screen shot with the table showing, along with a open Pages and Layers panel would be helpful.
Thank you so much!! That was it -- choose object>unlock all on spread. Hallelujah.