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InDesign CS5 Lock vs. Lock Position

In InDesign CS5 the Lock Position function has been changed to a Lock function.  By default, inDesign CS5 locks the entire object and prevents you from selecting the object. It even puts a cute little icon next to the object. In CS4 and prior, you lock an object’s position only. You can’t move the object, but you can still select, and edit, the contents inside.

To switch between these 2 behaviors, go to [preferences>general>object editing], and select or deselect [Prevent Selection of Locked Objects].

Prevent Selection of Locked Objects option in CS5

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  1. Paul
    2011/02/10 at 9:13 pm

    Holy cow thanks for pointing this out. I was just upgraded to CS5 and locking the position of objects while maintaining the ability to edit text is critical to my workflow. Just spent an half hour troubleshooting this until I came upon this. Thank you!

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