Currently using InDesign 2022 for a project and it is claiming both of these text boxes are 12pt. When I make a new text box it makes it the smaller of the two choices and I prefer the bigger, and also I don't think the smaller is 12 pt. it looks like 6 pt. How do I fix this ?
It looks like your smaller text has Superscript applied. That would make the text smaller and move it up above the baseline, as yours seems to be.
omggg hahah yes that fixed it thank you !