When I draw a shape, (box, circle, etc) with the shape tool - I usually insert columns with text inside them. The shape is usually a boarder for the page and sometimes I have to change it.
Many times just clicking my text tool in the shape field turns that shape into a text frame.
I need to find a way to prevent the shape from turning into a text frame.
There are several ways to handle this. One is turn off the preference that allows the type tool to convert frames to text frames.
Another is to put these borders on their own layer and lock the layer.
A third is to actually use the feature to combine the border and a text frame, if that's appropriate for the layout.
it text tool active, hold down command then click the frame once.