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New Contest! The Case of the Text on Top of the Frame

Hey folks, it’s time for another InDesign mystery that you can solve for a chance to win an awesome prize!

Here’s the scenario: 

You open an InDesign document and immediately notice something odd. On one of the text frames, the first line of text is sitting not inside the frame, but directly on top of it.

The text has not been baseline shifted or superscripted.

If you delete the first line, the next line moves up to the top of the frame.

If you copy and paste the first line into a new text frame, it sits inside the frame.

Why is the first line of text sitting on top of the frame and not inside it?

This month’s prize is 3 months access to videos of any 2 days of CreativePro Week 2018!

The winner will be chosen at random from all the correct answers I receive before June 28, 2018

Enter now by emailing your solution to mike at

Note: Comments are closed on this post so no one gives away the answer. Good luck!

Mike Rankin

Mike Rankin

Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and Author of LinkedIn Learning courses on InDesign, Illustrator, GIMP, Inkscape, and Adobe Dimension.
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