In the image attached, when I type an extra character in the text frame, the sentence disappears off screen rather than the word returning to the next line. I created a frame, went to Object > text frame options and added two columns. How do I get the text to return to the next line within the column?
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My guess would be that you have a character style called No-Break. If it's set to not break, and is applied to all of the text, it won't break.
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I would agree with Migintosh. It looks like the Character Style "No Break" has been applied to the whole frame. Choose "None" instead.
Character Styles are meant to be applied to the selected text within a paragraph never a whole paragraph and especially not a whole frame.
I'm sure this is something that happened by accident, but luckily there's an easy fix. Apply "None" as the Character Style.
If you find this happening when you create a new frame, your defaults have been changed. To fix, deselect everything and choose "None" as the Character Style. When you draw a new frame, the issue will go away.
I think more is going on...
No Break would make the entire first line disappear too.
The Text tool normally would not show the blue handles on the frame.
I suspect there are multiple text boxes on top of each other or the text was entered in on the master page.
Good catch David.
Did not notice that the Type tool was selected.
This is weird!
True, although the character style could be applied to all of the missing text, but not the visible text. We probably won't know until someone sees the file.
I thought that too, but the cut-off word is "New" (assuming the next two words are New York). It would not break like that.
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