I am brand new to Indesign and just downloaded a trial version a couple of days ago. I believe that I created a text box correctly but when I go to add text it looks gi-normous and I'm only able to type a few letters and then a "-" shows up and then no more letters. There is NO possible way that the type is 12 Pt and I can only fit 4 letters into about a 4" text box. Thanks for anyone's time. I'm trying to get as much as I can from my trial and then am looking to purchase and take a course to learn the program in its entirety.
How big is your text frame?
It appears, in terms of surrounding rulers, to be
about 4" in length and about an inch in terms of height.
If you select the text frame you will see its *exact* size in the control bar at the top of the window.