So I believe I accidentally hit some key or shortcut and now a seemingly random selection of my document is highlighted in light cyan blue. It is not local style overrides, as I have already tried that. When I create new text there is no blue, even with a style applied. Furthermore, if I clear the style on a highlighted selection, it becomes unhighlighted, but if i reapply a style it goes blue again. Everything is fine in preview mode, but i can't productively work in only preview mode. Thanks. Not sure what view or text option is running here. Thanks
Unfortunately no. I have already troubleshot that isuse.
This is what I'm looking at. The color is also more mellow than the override alert which leads me to believe it is definitely something else.
Could you post the file (or part of it) so we could try to figure it out?
If it’s not the Styles over-ride indicator (which would disappear if you changed to Preview mode), it might be you inadvertently applied some Paragraph Shading: InDesign Paragraph Shading
If not, try resetting your InDesign preferences.
Could you have the Custom Tracking/Kerning preference turned on:
Thank you IDEAS-Training! I had this same problem. It was the custom tracking highlight. Maybe Jarred Cornette had the same problem?
… Maybe Jarred Cornette had the same problem?
Hi, I'd bet it is the same.
But I don't think it's a "problem" 🙂
If I'm looking at the screen Jarred linked to in answer #2 I see more a shade of green instead of blue ( but maybe that's only me? ).
Here a screen shot from my German InDesign CC 2018 with Custom Tracking/Kerning:
Maybe you are right. In my situation I opened an old Indd file and custom tracking was highlighted. I hadn't used it for a few years and forgot about the option. I'm glad I found a quick answer in this forum.
The custom tracking indicator is green, but without actually seeing the file, I was guessing. The only time I see a light cyan is with style overrides. (Although, it is more of a full strength cyan, not really "light".)
I would really need to see the file. The OP hasn't posted for a while, so we don't know if the problem is resolved or not; and if so, what the solution was.
Thank you Ideas Training. Thats it! It was driving me bonkers too...
Just switch off 'Custom Tracking/Kerning' in Indesign Preferences > Type > Composition
Thank you! This was a huge help!