How do I get rid of the wierd box? Do I have to delete it all and start text again?
Here is a good technote page on text.
If you have a bounding box (Paragraph type) like what you have shown, you can convert it to Point type (without the bounding box) by:
Choose Type > Convert To Point Text
You can switch Point type to Paragraph by:
or Type > Convert To Paragraph Text.
Thank you, I appreciate your help. I was confused until I realized I have to deselect the paragraph first, make sure the layer is selected, then Type/Convert to Point Text.
Glad to help and happy all is working for you now.
Are you asking what the text box means? If so, that's the bounding box for text. So, say you want text to be limited to a certain area, you create the box in a particular part of the image by clicking and dragging to create a box, and then when you start typing in text, it will be constrained to that area. If you don't have the bounding box, your text will just continue in a single line.
Thank you very much
See the difference between Point Type and Paragraph Type here:
Your screen shot shows a small text frame with a large type size. Resize the frame bigger if you need to type more than the one letter.