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Many of my text frames are not showing words anymore. The text is visible in story editor, but not in the actual working document. I will attach an image of a screenshot of where the text frames are. Any one have any insight as to what happened here? 

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Hi Connor,

from your screenshot in your last post:

 

This document is somehow defect. I'd suggest you to export it to IDML, open the IDML file as document and save with a different name.

 

If this is not working:

Select all the frames on the spread where the pasteboard is looking through and obscures the pages on it.

Use the selection marquee and do not Select All. Copy the selected contents to the clipboard, add another spread and do Paste In Place. Then remove the weird spread with all its contents and pages.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Indesign text has disappeared from text boxes, but still shows in story editor

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Many of my text frames are not showing words anymore. The text is visible in story editor, but not in the actual working document. I will attach an image of a screenshot of where the text frames are. Any one have any insight as to what happened here? 

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Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

Hi Connor,

from your screenshot in your last post:

 

This document is somehow defect. I'd suggest you to export it to IDML, open the IDML file as document and save with a different name.

 

If this is not working:

Select all the frames on the spread where the pasteboard is looking through and obscures the pages on it.

Use the selection marquee and do not Select All. Copy the selected contents to the clipboard, add another spread and do Paste In Place. Then remove the weird spread with all its contents and pages.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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When you view the text via the Story Editor, does it have a red line next to it? It's likely that you inadvertently set your defaults for the document and it's applying to every text frame now. Ususally it's something like a really big space before or space after value on the paragraph.

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No red line in the story editor. Everything was looking fine as I've been wokring on this project for many months.. But all of a sudden the text does not show in the working text frames.

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Some texts are fine and still show throughout the document, but other just do not show anymore.. There Doesn't seem to be any reason to the madness either..

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This is also another symptom of whatever happened.. Not sure what happened here.. The top page is definitely not supposed to look like this hahaha...

 

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Can you send a screen shot of the text frames with the problem?

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Hi Connor,

from your screenshot in your last post:

 

This document is somehow defect. I'd suggest you to export it to IDML, open the IDML file as document and save with a different name.

 

If this is not working:

Select all the frames on the spread where the pasteboard is looking through and obscures the pages on it.

Use the selection marquee and do not Select All. Copy the selected contents to the clipboard, add another spread and do Paste In Place. Then remove the weird spread with all its contents and pages.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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