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Text disappearing when i hit "Return"

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When typing in a textbox, if i hit return, the text disappears.  When I undo the action, it says  "undo column break". I never turned on column break!  HELP!  THNX!

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By default, the Number-Pad Enter key inserts a Frame/Column Break. To enter a "retrurn" use the keyboard-body Enter key.

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Text disappearing when i hit "Return"

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When typing in a textbox, if i hit return, the text disappears.  When I undo the action, it says  "undo column break". I never turned on column break!  HELP!  THNX!

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Correct answer by John Mensinger | Adobe Community Professional

By default, the Number-Pad Enter key inserts a Frame/Column Break. To enter a "retrurn" use the keyboard-body Enter key.

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By default, the Number-Pad Enter key inserts a Frame/Column Break. To enter a "retrurn" use the keyboard-body Enter key.

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Yep, that did it!!!! THANKS so much!

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Here's a visual to help with John's correct answer:

keyboard mac.png

By default, these two keys are programmed differently in InDesign. Use the left one for a new paragraph, the right one for a column break. 

 

~Barb

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Great visual, solved my problem and educated me!! THANKS!!!!

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One of my coworkers is having the issue that when she hits the RETURN key (on the left), it's creating a column break rather than a new paragraph. Any ideas what's going wrong for her?? I can't seem to figure it out. 

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I had the same issue and turns out that if you have a keyboard that has (2) ENTER keys, Adobe uses the right one (in the number section) as a paragraph break and the main one (above the SHIFT key) for return. Hope that solves the problem!

Mario Porto

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