Locking objects


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Locking objects

The more complex your page, the more you should consider locking some of your objects. Locking an object prevents you from accidentally moving it or changing it in your layout. For example, I am going to hand this document off to somebody else and I don't want them to move this group of objects around. It has to stay right where it is. So I am going to lock it by going to the Object menu and choosing Lock. When I do that, you'll see that the selection rectangle goes away and instead I get-- Let's zoom in here so we can see this better. It's a little padlock in the upper left corner of where the group was.

Now I cannot move this object anymore. I can't even select it. If I click on it, I've selected something but I have actually selected the background image behind it. Now, I actually don't want people to move that background image either. Let's zoom back to Fit in Window with Command+0 or Ctrl+0. So I am going to lock that image too. I'll go to the Object...

Locking objects
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Locking objects provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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