Stuart Rogers wrote: > Here's a possible explanation for the appearance of your duplicate > frames (as well as other accidentally duplicated items): > > Holding down the CTRL key changes the pointer from the solid "smart > select" arrow to the hollow "select object" arrow. (These are the top > two tools on the graphics tool palette.) Smart Select selects either > text or objects depending on proximity; Select Object does not select > text. > > You must use the Select Object tool to select your main text frame, and > it's convenient to toggle to it by holding CTRL when selecting (rather > than explicitly choosing the tool from the palette). However, > *dragging* a frame or other object while holding down CTRL creates a > duplicate of the selection, and moves that, not the original.
By golly, I think that was it! > So if you have a slight wrist-stutter when you CTRL-click a text frame, > you can end up with a duplicate, perfectly overlaid on your main flow > frame, and thus the problems you have described. And if you have a serious caffeine addiction (as I do), a slight wrist-stutter is not unlikely. :-) It would probably happen to me much more often, except that I almost never have any reason to select the text frame on a body page. Thanks for the excellent diagnosis. And Happy Friday, all! Richard Richard G. Combs Senior Technical Writer Polycom, Inc. richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom 303-223-5111 ------ rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom 303-777-0436 ------