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Lock It Down: Ways to Lock Frames in InDesign

InDesign offers many options for locking items down so they aren’t accidentally moved. Personally, I use them in various combination, or all together at once.

Here are a few methods:

  • Place frame on Master Page: Frames on Master Pages are not selectable by default.
  • Place Item on Locked Layer: Frames on a locked layer are not selectable.
  • Deselect [allow Master Page Overrides]: Make Master Page items even more tamper proof by disallowing overrides.
  • Lock Position (CS4): Frame position and size is locked, but content is editable
  • Lock (CS5): Entire frame is locked, like Illustrator. (Can be changed to “lock position” behavior in preferences)
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