In the process of documenting the issue for the above post, I discovered the Alt+Tab, Alt+Tab keystroke combination. This switches to any other app and then back to InDesign. This corrects the problem.
For the last few hundred images, I've gotten used to immediately doing Alt+Tab, Alt+Tab after placing each image from MiniBridge. This allows ALL of the keys on the keyboard to work.
In case this is happening to anyone else, add the Alt+Tab, (release Alt between after the first one) Alt+Tab to the workflow.
Now, if we could just get a keyboard shortcut assign to the Place, In InDesign command in Minibridge...
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You can just drag the image from minibridge into ID. Does that help?
Dragging the image to InDesign creates a new frame for the image. That frame stays in one location and does not flow with the text.
I need the image to be inserted between paragraph 1 and paragraph 2 and flow with the text.
The only way that I've found to do this is to use the Place, In InDesign command from the MiniBridge right-arrow menu. This places the image at the insertion cursor.
However, just now, based on your suggestion, I tried dragging the image to the Pasteboard, then using Ctrl+X to cut, T for Text Mode, click on the empty paragraph mark between the two paragraphs, Ctrl+V to paste. This does solve the issue of the letters no longer working.
Is there any way to drag the image to the story and then essentially do a Paste In Place at the cursor?
I can't reproduce the issue here. It works just fine for me.
Have you updated to the latest patch of InDesign, that did fix some issues.
Also have you tried exporting your document to IDML and reopening it (opens as untitled) that can clear some corruption.
Also try trashing/replacing your prefs http://forums.adobe.com/thread/526990
I too randomly get the keyboard stop working - and I have to go to File>Save to get things working again properly.
I have yet to track down the problem. I have got my InDesign on English International (at install) , and my keyboard is set to English UK region. Not sure if there is a problem with that. There was never before. But I've yet to test this.
I suppose you could make an empty frame, then cut and paste that into the text and drop from bridge into that frame, but there's no advantage.
I'm inclned to think, though, that you have a system configuration issue of some sort that out to be solveable so it will work using Place.