This is my first day using indesign so hopefully this is an extremely basic question, but I haven't been able to find the answer anywhere online yet.
Let's say you have a page full of objects and you want to align only a few of them to the same right- or left- edge, without affecting the others.
You select just the ones you want to align by clicking while holding shift, correct?
But then a box appears around all of them, which means you can no longer align them to each other's edges because (I think) it's seeing the box as already aligned.
Please let me know if you see what I'm doing wrong and how to do it better.
The box you see when selecting multiple objects is just the selection bounding box. It has no effect on aligning.
It's not seeing them as aligned, it's just showing you the bounds of all selected items. They will align. Another little trick is (after all are selected with the shift key) click once on the edge of the one you want them to align to. It will get a bolder outline, stay where it is, and will become the guide for aligning the others.
Thank you. I tried it again and it works now, so I will try to figure out what I did differently. Thank you for your help!