stuck on type tool
I'm stuck on the Type tool. It won't let me select or change my tools at all. I've had to shut down and restart three times now. Whenever I get into the type tool, it stays and I can't get out or click anywhere else. Keyboard shortcuts do not work
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Same thing happening to me only since applying update yesterday to InDesign 14.0.3 (Mac 10.14.6). Trashed prefs and caches — this only helped the constant "beach ball" with every action. Still have this issue where type tool is selected — Hit "V" to get Selection Tool — after about a second or two, reverts to Type Tool _every_ time by itself with no further interaction on my part.
Same if clicking once (on Selection Tool) in Tool Panel — reverts to Type Tool.
BUT bizarrely I can switch to the Selection Tool if I _RIGHT-CLICK_ in the Tool Panel.
And another update — Troubleshooter's monkey wrench — this occurs 100% on only some documents; some documents the tools work correctly. I haven't found any correlation yet.
I have exactly the same problem right now. I have to work on the XML structure of my document and I am stuck on the text tool. How can I fix this?
I had the same. It seemed to happen after I opened a V13 file along with an IDML version. Then whatever I did, once I selected the type tool it would not allow me to select anything else. I Tried all the fixes that were posted and none worked. REverted to version 13 and all good.
I have the same problem. Why can't I see the message with the solution? Thank you for helping!
Editing your text with the Edit in Layout command (CTRL+Y) and then exiting seems to fix the problem. This took me too long to figure out.
Like the first comment says: editing your text with the Edit in Layout command (CTRL+Y) and then exiting seems to fix the problem.
My copy of InDesign just did this. Restarting my computer, Creative Cloud and InDesign have no effect. I can't do anything now!
Chosen Abigail Beatrice M Canlas commented
what is the fix? why is it not showing up here
[Deleted User] commented
Fantastic! It worked for me too. Thanks a lot!
My indesing toolbox don't respond and I'm stuck on the text tool, no matter what i do. It's been like this for several days now.
Thanks for that, it happened to me first time this morning, v13.1 x64, I panicked. Your fix worked for me too.
Diane TH commented
This has happened to me several times, too. Thank you for the tip about editing in Story Editor as a workaround.
This very basic feature does not work . Please help.
If I edit in the text editor and then close out, it fixes the issue. This is frustrating.