I have been working on an Indesign project for days and suddnely the Align Objects stopped working.
I am using InDesign 2020 downloaded from my subscription to the Creative Cloud Suite.
I use Align Objects to aling text boxes and photos.
I have tried closing and reopening the file and then reinstalling InDesign.
Can anyone tell me why Align Objects would suddnely stop working?
Can anyone tell me how I can get it working again?
I just figured it out.
For some reason the setting: "Align To Margins" had gotten changed to "Align to Selection".
Yikes, that was strange and time consuming.
I have no idea how this setting got changed.
You must have inadvertently clicked it.
The same happened to me. You can find this in the Align Panel (window > objetcs & layout > align) in the panel after the "Distribute Objects" Section.
My align panel went blank and I can't get it back up. I have restarted my computer and indesign. Photo below. Any solutions?
Try resetting your preferences:
The easiest way to reset everything is to delete the InDesign preferences: as soon as InDesign starts to boot hold down Shift, Alt, Ctrl (and Apple/Cmd if working on a Macintosh). A dialog will appear asking to delete the InDesign Preferences, select 'Yes' on this dialog.
Further info and instructions here if needed:
Thanks. Yeah I reinstalled Indesign and that fixed it. Appreciate the reply.
Sometimes reinstalling rarely fixes everything - you can do a complete reinstall using the
Creative Cloud Cleaner Tool https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/cc-cleaner-tool-installation-problems.html