Do you actually have a text frame there when it isn't working? Sometimes trying to draw a new texframe on top of an existing empty frame will do this. When you click the text tool inside the empty frame it converts to an active text frame and the new frame you were trying to drag never actually exists. I wish I could figure out why sometimes it happens and other times it does not.
Actually, I think I do know what triggers it. It doesn't happen if the content type of the empty frame is unassigned or graphic, but if at some point you've clciked into that frame with the text tool, but not typed or dragged before releasing, you've converted the empty frame to a text frame waiting for type.
I turned that function off in preferences, because if I want a text box, I draw one. I don't want InDesign deciding that any box the text tool touches should become a text box.That used to drive me crazy.
OK. I thnk you may have something. Yes, there was an actual frame but that new frame seems to have been getting mixed up with other frames either behind it or beside it, or something. So I dragged the new frame out into the margins, away from any other frame, and clicked inside it... and it finally worked. Thanks, guys. I putting the gun down now.
Brinky, I was just about to suggest you do that; I always do. I think my
problem is, that my pages are already text frames in themselves, so drawing
another text frame on top doesn't work. I even tried to put the 'extra'
text frame into a second layer once, but that didn't work either.
Don't be suicidal about that, InDesign isn't worth it lol!