I cannot move guides, neither on sample pages nor on document pages.
The guides ar neither fixed nor placed on a different layer.
Restarting the program didn't help either nor restart of my Mac.
What can I do?
Are the guides on a Parent page?
Are the guides on a Master page?
Yes, that's what I meant by saying "sample pages", of course they are called "Master Pages" correctly, sorry for my vocabulary flaws 😉
... and that means that I cannot move them in the Master Page either.
These are called Parent pages now.
Can you post a screen shot?
I am only talking about the guides (colored aqua blue), not the margins and columns of the document.
To delete the horizontal guides on the Parent pages -
Layout > Create Guides > Remove Existing Ruler Guides.
Did you check if the guides are locked?
Of course. I'm a longtime user of inDesign and I never had this failure.
Although you say this is not the case, the most likely reason the guides will not move is that they are either locked (View > Grids and Guides), or they are on a locked layer.
I checked that, believe me.
Maybe the problem is that I'm using CC6. Don't beat me 😉
CS6 was what I meant.
Nothing about locking guides has changed since CS6.
If they are on a Master page you must either move them on the Master or Ctr + Shift (Cmd + Shift) Click on the document page to release them.
Neither command shift nor control shift works.
We seem to have covered all of the obvious solutions - so it seems that the best way forward is for the users here to take a look at your actual file. Is this a document that you could share via dropbox or some other file-sharing system?
I am not at my workplace now. I'll get back to you tomorrow. It's 07:14 in my time zone.
#SJRiegel, I upload the InDesign folder with a reduced number of pages of my original file right now (two out of forty pages): LD_ProfileMP_A4_2022-01-25_sample-pages.indd. Maybe you can see more then.
The guides cannot be selected either on the parent pages nor on page 1 (e. g. the one at the left edge of the picture bar or the one running through the text) and any other pages of my original file with 40 pages.
BTW there's another problem as well (maybe corresponding to the one above):
On page 2 there's a picture in the background that I can't select either (text: Eigene Studienarbeiten Auswahl), so I had to cover the middle upper section of my page (text: Küchenscheren) with a blank white square, so I could type the new text block above that.
All objects are on the same one and only layer and there's no special layer for the guides.
I guess the attached InDesign file cannot be opened here, sorry. I'll try dropbox.
How can I release the folder in dropbox, so that forum members can read the InDesign file in within?
I downloaded your file and found the problem.
Open the Layers panel, select Ebene1, and click the panel menu in the upper right corner of the panel. Choose Layer Options and UNCHECK Lock Guides.
#Peter Spier, thanks a lot! You are the master of graphics. Didn't know this feature yet. Great!
Two questions still:
#1 – On page 2 there's a picture in the background that I can't select (text: Eigene Studienarbeiten Auswahl), to work around this I covered the middle upper section of my page (text: Küchenscheren) with a blank white square, so I could type the new text block above that. How can I remove that background picture (sitting on the same layer)?
#2 – Could you download and open my InDesign file from my upload on this page or did you download it from Dropbox? I just try to learn.