In earlier versions of InDesign I used the Align palette, spacing 0 mm, and "dragged in" other objects to perfect fit to the center object. InDesign drags in objects from the right this way. So if I needed to drag in objects from the left side I locked the center object first and InDesign understood what I wanted to do.
In CS5 and 5.5 this is not possible anymore. If I lock an object it is not selectable. But there is a preference setting for this so I change it. Now I can select the locked object. But when I try to align it with another object there is an error message saying I can't move this object because it i locked. Well... I am not trying to move it hence the lock I applied...
I don't understand this changed behaviour. If a locked object is out of play I might as well use the layer palette and lock objects that way.
Could someone please shed some light on this?
Apparently the distribute spacing command only uses the top object as a reference. I would say that's a bug.
I agree. Maybe someone from Adobe can have a look at this too.