Hi, I have selected an Indesign template for an eBook. It has headers & footers in the template that I want to edit, but cannot find how to select the text. I have looked at a few tutorials but all they talk about is the master pages, as each header is different according to chapters, it's not a master page.
Adobe Community Professional, Jan 26, 2021Jan 26, 2021
John Mensinger • Adobe Community Professional, Jan 26, 2021Jan 26, 2021
Possible reasons for your inability to select the text:
It is on a master page. Your conclusion that it's not because it varies chapter to chapter could just be a case of a separate master page dedicated to each chapter.The text frame is locked.The text frame is on a locked layer.The text is a text variable. Variables, even if they are comprised of multiple words, behave as a single character. You can't edit it like live text.
Which template are you using? A lot of them use Alternate Layouts to accomodate various paper sizes, which is confusing for a user who hasn't used them before. I wrote this up for one of my students who was struggling, which may be clarifiying for you.