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Overset Text when the Box is Big Enough - Not text wrap

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In the past two weeks, I noticed a weird thing, maybe it's a bug. 

 

I haven't changed any settings, but my text is bumping to overset in weird and inconsistent ways. 

 

If I draw a new text box in a new document and type several lines of text in a big box it's fine. Even when I press enter to start a new line. 

 

When I change an attribute of that font, like the size or the weight, when I click back into the text box to edit, it will now jump to overset if I hit enter and begin typing. If I move the overset text to a new box it shows up, and I can then delete my way out to the original box, and sometimes when I hit enter after doing that it corrects and doesn't go back to overset. 

 

Very confused. Here is a link to a video of what I'm talking about. 

 

 

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I can see from the video that you're on a Mac but I think Bill is on to something however it's not Mac specific. Is there any chance that when you hit enter, you're using the number key on your keypad? In the document that you show in your video, turn on your hidden characters by choosing Type > Show Hidden Characters. Are the returns you entered showing as a pilcrow symbol (¶) or are they showing as an upside down (^). If the latter, this is trying to push your text to the next column or frame and would cause the problem you're experiencing. Use the normal return key on your keyboard and this problem should go away. 

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Overset Text when the Box is Big Enough - Not text wrap

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In the past two weeks, I noticed a weird thing, maybe it's a bug. 

 

I haven't changed any settings, but my text is bumping to overset in weird and inconsistent ways. 

 

If I draw a new text box in a new document and type several lines of text in a big box it's fine. Even when I press enter to start a new line. 

 

When I change an attribute of that font, like the size or the weight, when I click back into the text box to edit, it will now jump to overset if I hit enter and begin typing. If I move the overset text to a new box it shows up, and I can then delete my way out to the original box, and sometimes when I hit enter after doing that it corrects and doesn't go back to overset. 

 

Very confused. Here is a link to a video of what I'm talking about. 

 

 

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Correct answer by Chad Chelius | Adobe Community Professional

I can see from the video that you're on a Mac but I think Bill is on to something however it's not Mac specific. Is there any chance that when you hit enter, you're using the number key on your keypad? In the document that you show in your video, turn on your hidden characters by choosing Type > Show Hidden Characters. Are the returns you entered showing as a pilcrow symbol (¶) or are they showing as an upside down (^). If the latter, this is trying to push your text to the next column or frame and would cause the problem you're experiencing. Use the normal return key on your keyboard and this problem should go away. 

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You didn't say whether you are working on a Mac or PC but on the Mac there is a difference between hitting the return key and the enter key. The enter key is designed to move text into the next column or threaded frame. If you don't have another column or threaded frame and hit the enter key and then begin typing the frame will become overset since there is nowhere else for the text typed after the enter character to go. If you want to pick up the text from where you left off simply click the cursor and then begin typing.

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I can see from the video that you're on a Mac but I think Bill is on to something however it's not Mac specific. Is there any chance that when you hit enter, you're using the number key on your keypad? In the document that you show in your video, turn on your hidden characters by choosing Type > Show Hidden Characters. Are the returns you entered showing as a pilcrow symbol (¶) or are they showing as an upside down (^). If the latter, this is trying to push your text to the next column or frame and would cause the problem you're experiencing. Use the normal return key on your keyboard and this problem should go away. 

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Hi this is the original poster. 

You guys are amazing, thank you for the help. I just purchased a new keyboard that features a number pad and that is absolutely what was happening.

Thank you!!!

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