Every time I try to use inDesign I hate it more.
So I finally decided to launch inDesign CS5 and get down to learning it and right from the get go I am stumped.
Its just not intuitive at all IMO...
I can draw squares on the board, I can then resize it, but I CANT figure out how to move it to where I want, other than using the arrow keys which is absurd.
Could someone PLZ tell me what I am missing here???
When I select the object, I cant copy or cut it, nor can I move it...
Am I missing something?
I can draw squares on the board, I can then resize it, but I CANT figure out how to move it to where I want, other than using the arrow keys which is absurd
Try using the black arrow (should be the first thing on your toolbar) to pick stuff up and move it. It might be hidden somehow - if you don't see a vertical bar with a black arrow on top (followed immediately by a white arrow) then try going to Window and putting a check next to Tools.
I'll make the typical suggestion: Sandee Cohen's Visual QuickStart for InDesign. Great stuff for beginners.
Hmm well this is screwy, it just doesnt seem to work.
its like its not really selecting the objects.
When I click on an object, I get the appropriate outline as though its selected.
But I can not drag it around, nor can I copy or cut it.
Its as though its not really selected at all...
My next guess, actually, would not have been a messed-up install. Instead, I'd ask if you are using Win7 with Aero. If you are, try the basic/classic theme first, with no display zooming.
If it still doesn't behave correctly, then it couldn't hurt to pull InDesign and reinstall. After you uninstall, but before you reinstall, make sure you run the CS5 Clean Script.
Also, while it's quite possible that something is messed up in the install, the fact that CS3 was installed previously most likely has nothing to do with it. So long as you're installing in chronological order, multiple different versions of ID don't interfere with one another in any major way, with a few exceptions completely unlike the symptoms you're describing.
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