I am an old PageMaker user. For InDesign CS2 I need to limit the selections in a selection box to only those items that aretotally containef in the selection box. InDesign seems to select any items that have any portion of the item in the box. This has been a real hurt to me.
To clarify - when I say selection box, I mean a box that is by clicking on the left mouse button, holding it down, and making a dashed outline selection box.
I hope I am clear.
You'll have to get used to it. It's not something you can change (and I think once you do get used to it you'll find it to be a superior method as it allows you to easily select multiple objects even when you cannot see all the edges).
Some things that may help you. Hold down Shift and click to add or remove a single object (or hold down Shift and click-drag a marquee to add or remove multiple objects), Hold down Cmd (Mac) or Ctrl (Windows) and click repeatedly to drill down through stacked objects to select on in the back of the stack.
Sorry, but that’s not possible. I didn’t like it at first either, but now I find it very intuitive and when I have to work in something like CorelDRAW, I find myself banging my head against the wall.
BTW, CS2 is very very old software. You might want to consider an upgrade to CS5.5 since CS2 is the earliest possible version eligible.