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APublisher- blue line around some unlinked text boxes

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On some pages in my publication, I get a blue outline displayed around some text after deselecting. It doesn't print, isn't visible in the left navigation panel displaying the pages nor is it visible in preview mode. It appears on the page being edited. There is no linking involved. It happens to frame text and artistic text, but not to all of them, why?

Here is a sample -where the text is deselected. Note it is only visible on one of these texts, but both are deselected.  image.png.6e571b55478b70a669a6f8c3438d98df.png The blue outline appears to reflect the text boundaries.


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You have View > Show Text Flow enabled.

That will put a blue box around all Text Frames that are not currently selected. It's most useful, in my opinion, because it will allow you to find Text Frames whose text has overflowed the frame boundaries, even with the frame is not currently selected. But it will also show you the frames that link to the currently selected frame.

-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1903 (18362.239), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo and Beta   / Affinity Designer and Beta  / Affinity Publisher and Beta

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