9 Replies Latest reply on May 22, 2013 1:06 PM by Graphic Squirrel

    Deleting a Guide InDesign CS6 Bug

    togglemedia Level 1

      When I open a document created in InDesign CS5 in CS6, the guides are locked, and there is no way to unlock them. Trust me, that was definitely the first thing I checked. These guides can not be deleted or moved. Looks like a bug, but maybe there's a work around? Any ideas? Thanks.

        • 1. Re: Deleting a Guide InDesign CS6 Bug
          togglemedia Level 1

          In addition. Newly created guides, are similarly frozen.

          • 2. Re: Deleting a Guide InDesign CS6 Bug
            togglemedia Level 1

            Seems as though there are two ways to Lock guides. From the "View" menu under "Grids and Guides>Lock Guides" and from the Layers Pallet, by double clicking the layer that has the guides and selecting a box that says "Lock Guides".

             

            For some reason, InDesign CS5 documents that are opened in CS6 have the second method of Guide locking applied to them, even if the original document did not have locked guides. And when the Guides are Locked according to this method, the "View>Grids and Guides" menu does not indicate that Guides are locked at all. There's not visible indication that guides are locked, so it proves to be a bit of a usability nightmare.

             

            Maybe this helps others with the same issue.

            • 3. Re: Deleting a Guide InDesign CS6 Bug
              Graphic Squirrel Level 1

              Is anyone else having a problem with simply selecting newly made guides?  For some reason, my curser wants to select whatever is under them rather than the guide itself, and I am pretty close up when I am trying to move the guide.  Any ideas?  I have checked everywhere I can think of to see if the guides would be locked (not locked in Guides or Layers).  I would appreciate any help as I keep moving items on my page instead of moving the guide.  Thanks!  (This document is a catalog created two years ago in ID CS4 that we are currently updating.  I am also finding it difficult to move the photos in a frame with the direct selection tool.  It moves the entire frame instead.)

              • 4. Re: Deleting a Guide InDesign CS6 Bug
                Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

                Are they on the master page, perhaps?

                • 5. Re: Deleting a Guide InDesign CS6 Bug
                  Graphic Squirrel Level 1

                  Thanks for your answer.  No, it wasn't on the master page, but that is a place I hadn't checked.  The selection tool had actually changed to a hand tool and when I clicked on the black arrow icon in the toolbar, it said (V, something...).  I had to move away from the page to the art board and drag the hand over the guide to get it to select it.  At that point, the hand changed back to the arrow.  Now I notice that the arrow has a little square beside it.  This must be something new that I need to look into.  Perhaps there are multi functions to this tool now?

                  • 6. Re: Deleting a Guide InDesign CS6 Bug
                    Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

                    If you were over the center of an image you might have run ito the Content Grabber donut.

                    • 7. Re: Deleting a Guide InDesign CS6 Bug
                      Graphic Squirrel Level 1

                      No, I got rid of that annoying little thing as soon as possible.  I don't know why the hand kept showing up when I clicked on the black arrow...very odd...and then it went away.  When I try to duplicate the issue, I can't, so it must have been a bug.

                      • 8. Re: Deleting a Guide InDesign CS6 Bug
                        Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

                        Perhaps you double-clciked without realizing it. That switches between tools, but in CS6 it doesn't change the tool in the toolbox.

                        • 9. Re: Deleting a Guide InDesign CS6 Bug
                          Graphic Squirrel Level 1

                          I think that must have been the problem.  I discussed it with my colleague and we think I must have missed the guide and grabbed the photo underneath. When I didn't move the guide, I am sure I clicked again in an attempt to grab it, at which point the arrow turned into a hand to move the photo, and then when I clicked on the artboard, it changed back to the selection tool.  I seem to be having a problem selecting guides in 6, though, which I didn't have in 4.  I wish there was a way to adjust the tolerance of the tool. 

                          Thanks for your help!