We are having an issue with some of the text jumping around in the text block while we are making edits to the text. It is not related to text wrap.
We hadn't seen this problem until we converted from CS4 to CS5.5.
We use a proprietary page generation system. This generates IDML, which we open in InDesign. We then pull this information into our CS5 templates. This system has always worked fine in the past. Now, however, we are having this odd problem. The only thing that has changed is the version of InDesign.
In some cases we are editing a word, changing punctuation, moving something within a table, or even just changing the color of a letter. When it is triggered, the text from the body of the text block jumps around in the box (many times ABOVE the headline information). Normally the movement is upward, but it makes longer edits very tricky as the lines are moving around within the text block.
What we do when it happens:
Usually, if we find a safe place within the text to type a return we do that, then delete that return. This solves the problem, but only temporarily. If the file is opened and closed, it goes back to jumping.
Why this is a big issue for us:
We are working on catalogs, some with more than 400 pages. There are large amounts of items. Much of the time we have to make global changes with find/replace and GREP replace. This often causes situations where the text jumps and we don't notice. It can even happen when we are checklisting our files (right before it goes to the printer). This makes us very nervous.
Does anyone have any knowledge that might be able to help us?
That did it!
Thank you! You've saved me from a heart attack.
T H A N K Y O U !
This was driving me crazy!
Damn! I was really excited about my "discovery". Is there any way you can
send a page from the document to me to play around with?
Your custom baseline thing worked for me.So grateful. Thank you!
you saved my career. thank you.
I'm just curious, was the OP's problem solved by this answer? The only posts I see is where it says it did not work for the OP (even if it worked for others). Did I miss it?
I have been having the same problem and it was making me NUTS! Finally I found a work around...I copied/pasted my text from ID into Word (or really any program) and then copied/pasted again and back into ID and no more crazy text wrap. I know it does not make sense but at least it works now.
This solved the problem for me. Thank you!!
Indesign 5.5 - Found under "Object/Text Frame Options/Baseline Options (tab)"
I found I had a similar issue but it was a hidden layer I had underneath that had an object with Text Wrap set (despite having hid that layer). What I did to fix this was, right-click on the layer for layer options, and selcted "supress text layer when layer is hidden", and it solved the issue of the text jumping around.
Fantastic, thank you Markus.