I am trying to insert a line of text into an ID document and instead of the text appearing, the keyboard keys
pressed are causing various other tool icons in the toolbar to be highlighted. All a bit freaky.
I guess I have accidentally changed something but can't work out what, text into a frame is unaffected.
I am a new convert to ID (from dim-distant Quark) so can anyone please help enlighten me as to
what I have done to cause this?
Type needs to be created within a text frame (what Quark called a text box). If you just type without first selecting or creating a frame, you will select which ever tool is assigned to a particular keyboard shortcut. To create a text frame, select the text tool, click and drag out a frame of any size, then release the mouse button (the frame can be resized by dragging the handles with the Selection [black arrow] tool). The text cursor should be blinking within the new frame, but if it's not, click on the frame with the text tool.
Ah Thanks, I knew I was or wasn't doing something pretty fundamental.
Many thanks for your time, and trouble.