Problems with text frames

Community Beginner ,
Jan 21, 2020 Jan 21, 2020

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Greetings InDesigners,

 

I am new to Indesign and am building a document.  I have created a couple of paragraph styles but now when I drag out a text frame, in addition to all the usual handles on the frame there is a thin red line that goes 1/8 of an inch all the way around the outside of the frame. This "thin red box" covers over other text frames so I can no longer see them. My previous text frames do not have this "thin red box" around them. I wish I had better terminology for it.

 

Please help. I am utterly beside myself with frustration. I need the thin red box to go away.

Thank you for any help you can give me.

 

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Most Valuable Participant , Jan 21, 2020 Jan 21, 2020
Perhaps this is Text Wrap Border, please see Text Wrap Panel. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 21, 2020 Jan 21, 2020

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Can you make a screen capture of your problem text frame, and post it to this message thread. It will help us troubleshoot the issue.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 21, 2020 Jan 21, 2020

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Capture.JPGYou can see the red line around the text frame here. I have found that it has handles on all for corners when I use the white arrow tool and I can manipulate them but I don't know what they are for or why this frame has them and none of my other text frames do.

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Perhaps this is Text Wrap Border, please see Text Wrap Panel. 

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 22, 2020 Jan 22, 2020

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THANK YOU!!

Thank you so very much. That was it. I am not sure how I accidentally opened Text Wrap panel that makes me wonder if there is a keyboard shortcut I accidentally typed in. That seems more likely. 

 

The learning curve for Id is steep and there are a million things that can go wrong without my knowledge. Thank goodness for you guys. 

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Jan 22, 2020 Jan 22, 2020

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It indeed smells like Text Wrap. It does not so much "cover" other text as rather moves it out of the way.

See the Online Help for more: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/text-wrap.html

 

It sounds like you accidentally clicked and enabled Text Wrap with nothing selected, and so you set it as default for all new objects. So to undo this, again make sure nothing is selected. Call up the Text Wrap panel and select the top leftmost icon -- that's "No Wrap" for you.

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Jan 19, 2021 Jan 19, 2021

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Excellent! Than you! 

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