Hello - I've not run into this problem before but for the last few weeks when I create a new layout, the text and images are automatically inserting a sizable frame around the items. The frame doesn't allow anything within the border and is causing a headache with trying to place objects and text close together. How do I get rid of it? And did I accidentally set this to a default? I've been using InDesign for several years and never had this issue.
come up. Thanks for any assistance - photo for reference.
@QJessi1974 Yes, that's strange. It has to be some object setting that is interfering with the text box. I can't duplicate it without adding padding. Please let us know your version and OS. Have you tried preference resets and so on yet?
I've tried to check the presets and nothing seems to be in there. I'm on Windows 10 and InDesign version 16.3 according to my cloud.
@QJessi1974 Okay. I'm running the same. So, even when you change the text box settings, does the extra padding appear? Or is it just when you first lay something out on the page? In other words, is it "stuck" on this setting no matter what you try? You mentioned it's happening when you create a new layout. If you go back to an older document, does the same thing happen when you place new text or objects? I can't think what else would be causing this. I don't think it has to do with a content aware fit setting if it's happening with text. When is the last time you logged all the way out and shut your system down (not a restart)? Sometimes that clears things out. Otherwise, maybe try going back to an earlier version and see if it's happening there. Maybe someone else will come along that has some more ideas.
Looks like text inset is set. Can you check Object > Text Frame Options and tell us if an inset is there?
It may have been set as a default by mistake.
You can close all documents, then go to Text Frame Options and set it to zero. That will prevent it from occuring again.
If it's within a document, de-select everthing, then set it to zero and new Text Frames will not have the inset.
Do you have text wrap settings on that text frame?
I think it may be as easy as:
Do these steps and you should be done with this perplexing little issue. For what it's worth, I know this from personal (unfortunate) experience.
Hope this helps,
Indeed - the text wrap - this might be set with no documents open - which would mean that it's the same settings for all new documents.
There's plenty of other ideas - from object styles to other suggestions.
Thank you - that worked! I have no idea how it became the default on there but at least I know how to fix it if it happens again. Appreciate all the assistance.