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Hitting Enter at the end of a sentence deletes all the text after the cursor

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I'm just beginning with InDesign, so I apologise if this question is elementary. It was just a simple task: create a new  paragraph in an existing paragraph of text. So I hit enter at the end of the sentence where I wanted the break. Immediately, everything after that disappeared, including the following paragraph. I checked that there was plenty of room in the text box and everything else I could think of, but nothing allowed me to break that paragraph whilst retaining the text. When I went to Edit to undo the move, the message was, Undo Column Break. I didn't think I had columns; I thought it was just a 'simple' text box (I had used Calamus years ago). I tried searching for solutions, to no avail, so far. So, I hope someone can assist me here. 

As a postscript, every text box I create for some reason has 90-point text with 72-point line spacing and white text. I did check that my above text box didn't have those attributes after the text, but I haven't yet found the solution to that either. Thanks, David.

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To create a new paragraph, you must use the return key, not the enter key. Enter key is used to jump to the following column, or the following threaded text frame if there is only one column in the frame.

 

every text box I create for some reason has 90-point text with 72-point line spacing and white text

without any text frame selected, check the text attributes, or maybe you have any paragraph or character styles ?

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Hitting Enter at the end of a sentence deletes all the text after the cursor

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I'm just beginning with InDesign, so I apologise if this question is elementary. It was just a simple task: create a new  paragraph in an existing paragraph of text. So I hit enter at the end of the sentence where I wanted the break. Immediately, everything after that disappeared, including the following paragraph. I checked that there was plenty of room in the text box and everything else I could think of, but nothing allowed me to break that paragraph whilst retaining the text. When I went to Edit to undo the move, the message was, Undo Column Break. I didn't think I had columns; I thought it was just a 'simple' text box (I had used Calamus years ago). I tried searching for solutions, to no avail, so far. So, I hope someone can assist me here. 

As a postscript, every text box I create for some reason has 90-point text with 72-point line spacing and white text. I did check that my above text box didn't have those attributes after the text, but I haven't yet found the solution to that either. Thanks, David.

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Hi,

To create a new paragraph, you must use the return key, not the enter key. Enter key is used to jump to the following column, or the following threaded text frame if there is only one column in the frame.

 

every text box I create for some reason has 90-point text with 72-point line spacing and white text

without any text frame selected, check the text attributes, or maybe you have any paragraph or character styles ?

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Hi,

To create a new paragraph, you must use the return key, not the enter key. Enter key is used to jump to the following column, or the following threaded text frame if there is only one column in the frame.

 

every text box I create for some reason has 90-point text with 72-point line spacing and white text

without any text frame selected, check the text attributes, or maybe you have any paragraph or character styles ?

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Hi, jmlevy. Thanks for that. It worked of course. I did actually try Ctrl+Enter but didn't try shift. I haven't tried your other suggestion yet, but will. David

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