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Is there a way to lock a pages location in the window?

New Here ,
Oct 23, 2022 Oct 23, 2022

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Is there a way to lock a pages location in the window? If not it would be a really great enhancement!

Such as this example where I have located the page in the center of the workspace:

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And then unintentionally I move it with in the frame:

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This could be single page or a spread. 

 

Having the ability to, with a shortcut, set this position for this page or any page in the document to remain in the same position relative to the window.

Thanks for taking a moment to consider this!

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Oct 23, 2022 Oct 23, 2022

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You can't lock a page location. This is a user-to-user forum where we offer help using InDesign. If you would like to file a feature request, you can do so here: https://indesign.uservoice.com/.

 

You can quickly recenter a page or spread using one of the following options:

  • View > Fit Page in Window
  • View > Fit Spread in Window
  • Double click on the Hand tool in the Toolbox
  • Ctrl/Cmd+0 (Fit Page in Window)
  • Ctrl+Alt/Cmd+Opt+0 (Fit Spread in Window)
  • Double click the page icon in the Pages panel (Fit Page in Window)
  • Double click the – between a page range in the Pages panel (Fit Spread in Window)

Pick one (or two) and you will be recentered in no time. 

 

FWIW, I tend to use Ctrl+Alt/Cmd+Opt (Fit Spread in Window) but most of my students prefer to double click the Hand tool.

 

~Barb

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I am aware of this but thanks for making this clear to all that what I am asking for is not currently possible.

I tagged this as a Suggested Enhancement so if I am not posting this in the correct forum please direct me to the most appropriate one.

I have been an Indesign user for 20+ years and this lack of a solution has bugged me for at least that long. I do not think it is a big ask.
Michael 

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Hi @michaelr38258693:

 

For some reason most of us don't understand, there is a feature request tag here. I agree, it's confusing.

 

However, if you would like to file a feature request, you can do so here: https://indesign.uservoice.com/. Requested features can recieve votes. If a feature gets a lot of votes on that site, it will garner the InDesign engineering team's attention. 

 

~Barb

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