I know this is a newbie question, and I remember coming across this problem along time agao (maybe FM 11?). I remember figuring it out before, but it has recurred and I can't remember what I did last time.
In Layout mode, adding new text by clicking the Text tool and clicking where I want the cursor to start...
My left and right margins are defaulting to the same place, so when I type, I get a one pixel wide text block that goes vertically down the page.
If I drag out a text box before I start typing, no problem. But just clicking to type gets me this: (See screen shot). Where do I adjust this default behavior? I can't remember. Must be an area that I rarely use.