This seems to be a stupid question. How do I draw a text frame on the actual document page in inDesign 5.5 -- NOT on a master page?

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Sounds like you currently have your Master page selected in the Pages pallet like this:

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What you need is your standard page selected like this:

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  • Thank you but this isn't the problem. I definitely have the document page selected. When I draw a frame with the text tool within the document nothing happens. Also when I draw a rectangle and then click inside it with the text tool nothing happens. I can very easily draw a text frame on a master page but that is not what I want to do.
    – Ronnie
    Jan 14, 2014 at 19:39
  • Sorry, I misunderstood your question. I'm afraid I've never seen what you describe. Is there anything going with locked Layers? Or a Layer higher up than the one you're working on obscuring the text frame? Is this happening in just one document, or all InDesign documents? Is this a new problem or it has always been this way?
    – TunaMaxx
    Jan 14, 2014 at 23:07

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