Originally Posted by Mike Kujbida
Paul, I've run into problems when Auto Ripple is accidentally turned on.
I've had students run into problems as well when they go into it and select a different option than I normally leave it set to (Ctrl+Shift+F).
The biggest issue is, when you're working on along timeline and you're zoomed in to the current section, you can't see what's happening further down.
If it's accidentally turned on, you can mess things up pretty bad.
Just ask my students :-(
I am constantly changing the edit ripple setting (is it everything, just affected, etc). But for the most part I edit with ripple edit off.