MacOS 10.6.8 / IDCS5.5 (7.5.2)
Looking for a bit of guidance or perhaps just someone to tell me "you'll have to get used to it."
There are several interface items in IDCS5.5 which are slowing workflow considerably when compared to IDCS4. I skipped using IDCS5 becuase of the "highlight on hover" feature. I've finally moved to CS5.5. because that can be turned off now.
Thanks to a hack from Matthew I found earlier, I've been able to disable the background export of PDFs as well, but I still have a few general working issues I'm curious if I can adjust back closer to previous Indesign usability because the new behavior is amounting to quite a hurdle. Each little thing adds up as files are worked on. I'm hitting "undo" every 15 seconds it seems.
Image with text wrap - select image frame, switch to Direct Selection Tool and you can manually grab and move the text wrap indicator line without changing the image frame.
Image with text wrap - select image frame, switch to Direct Selection Tool and then manually dragging text wrap indicator changes the image frame and leaves the text wrap untouched. I have to specifically click the anchors on the text wrap indictor to highlight only those in order to manual change the text wrap. Clicking ANYWHERE other than specifically on the Text Wrap anchorsmerely alters the image frame (unexpectedly).
Select all on a page containing image frames and text frames and any other items. Using the Selection Tool I can grab a handle on a text frame and change only the text frame while all other items remain selected.
Select all on a page containing image and text frames along with other items. Using the Selection Tool, I click-drag a handle of a text frame and all selected items change not simply the text frame. It's as if the Selection Tool operates like the Free Transform Tool.
Text frame with some text in it. Having the Direct Selection Tool active, I switch to the Free Transform tool and click-drag to rotate the text and it's frame.
Text frame with text in it. If I have the Direct Seletion Tool active, then switch to the Free Transform Tool and click-drag to rotate the frame, the text frame rotates but the text does not. The Selection Tool MUST be active before switching to the Free Transform Tool in order to rotate the text frame AND the text it contains.
I can easily select an image frame by clicking anywhere inside the image frame with the Selection Tool.
I constantly select the image itself and not the image frame by clicking inside an image frame with the Selection Tool. (what's the center target? What's it purpose? Can I disable it?)
I hesitate to use the word "bug" but the above examples are areas where, to me, behavior is absolutely not as expected. Or at least absolutely not like previous Indesign versions going all the way back to version 2 (v2 not CS2). And this new behavior drastically slows workflow. Are these simply growing pains? Am I completely alone in seeing these issues and caring about them?
I'll adjust if I must, but I'd be thrilled with any method to fix these annoyances.