InDesign CS5.5

almaink

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Been trying to use InDesign CS5.5 but I don't like the way things are selected. WHY do I get what looks like a group if I select more than one object? PITFA. I hated when they did this in Illustrator now I have it in InDesign as well. Please tell me I can turn it off and go back to the way it was in CS3.
 

Al Ferrari

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I do not have a functioning IDCS3 install on this machine. Please describe the objectionable IDCS5.5 behavior in a bit more detail.

Al
alleged semiretired engineer
 

Stephen Marsh

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I don't know how to turn this off. With use, one forgets how things were in CS3 (I too jumped straight from CS3 to CS5). The display is subtly different to selecting a group, the bounding box is unbroken for multiple objects, while a group bounding box is dashed. A group will not show individual objects with selected points, while multiple objects will show selected points on each object.

Correction: I am using CS5


Stephen Marsh
 
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almaink

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Ya the problem is if I do a step and repeat the first selected items stay selected and are grouped with the new step. Gotta unselect everything then reselect the stepped items if I want to do something with them and not the original items that were stepped.
I'll learn to work around it I'm sure but WTF does Adobe do these things?
 

DCurry

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I'm not seeing that behavior in CS6. The stepped items remained selected, but not the original item.
 

Nkazy

Member
Ya the problem is if I do a step and repeat the first selected items stay selected and are grouped with the new step. Gotta unselect everything then reselect the stepped items if I want to do something with them and not the original items that were stepped.
I'll learn to work around it I'm sure but WTF does Adobe do these things?
I had that same problem in 5.5, but it was "fixed" in 6
 

almaink

Well-known member
I love it when Adobe "fixes" things that weren't broken by making us buy a new version instead of a point release to take care of the issue.
 

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