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Noel McRae
Can't move graphics or blocks freely with cursor
on Apr 16, 2012 at 3:45:13 pm

For some reason I now can only move graphics or objects with the arrows. I can't grab with the mouse and move them freely or quickly. This is a slow, painful process. I can't figure out what is causing this.


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Matt Townley
Re: Can't move graphics or blocks freely with cursor
on Apr 17, 2012 at 2:15:05 pm

Have you double checked that you have the Selection tool active and didn't accidentally trigger a different tool?

After that, have you tried restarting? Resetting the InDesign preferences?


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Noel McRae
Re: Can't move graphics or blocks freely with cursor
on Apr 17, 2012 at 7:33:56 pm

I have restarted. I did use the selection tool.

How do I restart the InDesign preferences?


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Matt Townley
Re: Can't move graphics or blocks freely with cursor
on Apr 17, 2012 at 7:43:47 pm

Are you using mac or windows?


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Noel McRae
Re: Can't move graphics or blocks freely with cursor
on Apr 17, 2012 at 10:32:17 pm

Mac


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Matt Townley
Re: Can't move graphics or blocks freely with cursor
on Apr 17, 2012 at 10:42:56 pm

You want to trash the InDesign plist file, which will force ID to rebuild it. Keep in mind this will force you to reset all your preferences, so rather than actually deleting it, you may just want to move it to the desktop so you can put it back if you need to or want to.

If you know where to get to that, have at it. If not, read on.

The plist files you need are located in your library. From the GO menu in the main Finder window, press and hold the Option key and the Library option will magically apear. Click that and your user library will open in a new finder window.

Next open the Preferences folder and then look for a file called "com.adobe.InDesign.plist". That's the file you want to trash/move and force ID to recreate. Make sure you have ID closed while you do this.

If you have any version of Mac OSX prior to Lion you don't need to do the option thing, as they didn't hide it prior to 10.7.

This doesn't sound like a preference thing, but either way, this is always a good place to start to rule things out as your troubleshoot.


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Noel McRae
Re: Can't move graphics or blocks freely with cursor
on Apr 17, 2012 at 10:45:10 pm

Thanks

I will get at it right now.

I have 10.6.8


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Noel McRae
Re: Can't move graphics or blocks freely with cursor
on Apr 17, 2012 at 10:51:27 pm

Rats - that didn't do it.


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Matt Townley
Re: Can't move graphics or blocks freely with cursor
on Apr 18, 2012 at 2:32:55 pm

Have you tried loggin in to the computer as a different user? Does the problem follow to the new user or does it work there? If it works correctly in the new user, it's a setting or preference thing. If it follows, it's time to reinstall the software.


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Noel McRae
Re: Can't move graphics or blocks freely with cursor
on Apr 18, 2012 at 4:16:10 pm

I think you are correct. I guess I best uninstall and do a complete re-install.

Thanks for sticking with me and trying to help. I appreciate it.


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