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What are the red dots that appear (sometimes) at opposite corners of a text frame please?

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Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums, David.

If you were to select that text frame, you would see that the dots become red triangles, and you would see a red eye icon indicating that the text has overflowed the frame.

You get the red dots, instead, for text frames that are not selected, when you have View > Show Text Flow enabled and the frame has overflowing text. That helps you spot the overflow in frames that are not actively selected, as you look through your document.

-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1903 (18362.356), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
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Walt - thank you for taking the time to answer this pretty basic question.

I'm sure you're right, but when I clicked on the frame all I could see were the usual blue 'handles' which was no help at all.

I've deleted it, or I'd show you - but thanks, I know now.

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