I inadvertently did something that affects my ability to move or delete a rectangle/ellipse/polygon shape drawn using tools. I can still resize using anchor points but I cannot actually "grab" the shape using the selection tool. Whatever I did is carrying through as a preference (maybe) as it continues even when I open a new document. The interesting thing is, if i go back and copy a shape I created previous to "flipping the mystery switch" I am able to manuipulate that shape as normal.
One thing I have noticed is on the "old" shape, the one I can still manipulate it appears with only the 8 anchor points on the paths. When I attempt to create a new shape, one that cannot be moved or deleted, it appears with the 8 anchor points on the paths and a point in the middle of the shape. I dont know if they will help anyone to identify what is happening, but I thought I would include any info I could.
I have already tried resetting preferences in an attempt to change whatever it is back. I have also verified that I am not working on a master or a locked layer.
I am using Indesign cs5.5 on a PC.
I am a farily new user to InDesign, so any help would be much appreciated!
Some screen shots might help...
Is the shape filled?
Neither of the shapes have fill.
Wait! I thought that neither of these had fill, but the one I can manipulate has fill and when I added fill to the "after' shape I could manipulate it as I normally would. So it appears that I am a moron and was not used to dealing with just the border path, but an acutal filled shape.
Sorry for the waste of time and thank you for the help!
No problem. On that unfilled shape you can grab the center spot to move it, or grab anywhere on the edge except a control handle.