1 person found this helpful
Lock the layer with this frame after all placings.
3 people found this helpful
Draw a placeholder on a master page and lock it (Object > Lock). When overridden on a document page a graphic frame still stays unmovable (locked) while its content becomes editable.
I must still be doing something wrong.
I'm on version CC 2017 on a mac.
I can lock it exactly as it says above, when I get to the document page I have then selected Override All Master Page items, I can see that it is editable (--- to a solid line) and it is locked. But nothing can be pasted in to the placeholder. It only places it self where I click so above the place holder.
Also I thought I could detach an item from the master rather than all of the master page by click cmd+ shift and click but, this does nothing.
Sorry, couldn't replicate your problem on CC2017, Windows 10.
Drag'n'drop works just fine on overridden or not overridden (with additional click) frames. A frame may be overridden by Override All command or cmd+shift+click, no difference.
Also works File>Place (with frame overridden and selected). Did you try this?
Finally, a bit dirty workaround, if nothing of the above works (but it must!):
Just place your image aside, Cut it, Detach graphic frame from master, Paste Into.
Well, what you showed it's not exactly drag'n'drop, however, Placing also works on my side.
Everything in your video seems ok ... except the result.
Did you try detach frame, select it, choose File>Place, in Options activate Replace Selected Item, before hitting ok?
Not needed here on Windows, but may it be something Mac-specific?
I have a hard time to offer solution not being able to replicate the problem.
For what it's worth, I'm getting the same results, Mattmcquiff. If the graphic placeholder frame is locked on the master page, I cannot add an image to it on a body page, and I cannot Cmd Sh click to override it. Pages panel menu > Override all Master Page items isn't helping, either. I tried on CC 2017 and CS6, same results.
What am I missing winterm?
Thank You, Barb!
Most likely, the only thing you're missing here is Windows
Since I can do it easily on CS6, Win7 and CC2017, Win10. No difference: with locked graphic placeholder frame on the master page, add an image to it on a body page (overridden or not, via Place or drag'n'drop), override it with Ctrl+Shift+click or Override All Master Page Items command (but it's not necessary) ... All this just works here.
Would be fine to get a confirmation from other Windows users, though... Just for my sanity
I have Windows CC 2015, and I CAN'T place the image into a graphic frame locked on the master page.
Well, I just booted up my Surface Pro (Windows 10) and wait for it... same result!
I have Windows 7 CS6, and I CAN'T place either the image into a graphic frame locked on the master page.
I'm starting to worry about your sanity winterm
Same result as Mac or same result as winterm?
4 people found this helpful
I figured it out!!!!!
Go to Preferences > General and DESELECT Prevent Selection of Unlocked Objects and you will get what winterm is seeing!!!!!!!!
didn't check this, but it can be the case, indeed!
Since I always do keep that setting in Prefs unchecked.
If so, my sanity THANKS YOU
EDIT: just checked... YES, that's it!
Good point Sandee...
I would have never thought about that option
Thank you so much everyone, I couldn't believe that this simple thing was missing from InDesign!
Also Shift Cmd click also works!!
It just shows you that once we get on a problem, we don’t let go until it is solved.
Wow! I had no idea that was there!