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Page Tool is unable to select a single page in a spread when using a custom workspace

Enthusiast ,
Dec 07, 2023 Dec 07, 2023

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Hello,

Page tool is unable to select a single page in a spread when using a work space that was created by the user.

 

When clikcking on one page It will select all pages. 

 

I indeed found a report about this issue in User Voice Jul 26, 2021. Title: "3 page master page spread (book cover). Unable to resize just the spine, the page tool selects ALL pages on the spread."

 

It looks like it was completely ignored.

 

I'm reposting it here as it looks to me that after 2 years it's about time to fix it.

 

Shlomit

 

 

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Community Expert , Dec 16, 2023 Dec 16, 2023

I see it when the active spread is a Parent Spread and the Properties panel is open—clicking on the center page selects all of the spread’s pages:

 

Screen Shot 2.png

 

But I also see the same in CC2021, so it’s been around for awhile—I’m guessing it wont get fixed anytime soon. The work around is to close the Properties panel, there doesn’t seem to be a correlation to the workspace.

 

Here’s CC2021:

 

Screen Shot 7.pngScreen Shot 8.png

 

 

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Dec 08, 2023 Dec 08, 2023

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Hi @Shlomit Heymann , Did you try clearing your caches, and if that doesn't work your preferences? UI problems are often cache related.

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Dec 09, 2023 Dec 09, 2023

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Hi @rob day ,

Yes. 

Looks to me like a bug. 

Have you tried to use a custom work space to see the problem?

 

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Dec 09, 2023 Dec 09, 2023

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I dont see the problem with the latest version on MacOS Ventura—I’m not running any UI scaling

 

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Dec 09, 2023 Dec 09, 2023

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HI @Shlomit Heymann:

 

I use only custom workspaces and haven't run into this on any version of InDesign, Mac or Windows.

 

You said yes to Rob about clearing caches and preferences. What steps did you take, exactly? 

 

~Barb 

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Dec 09, 2023 Dec 09, 2023

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Like Rob and Barb, I have had no problem selecting a single page with the Page tool as shown below. Running InDesign 2024 and latest Ventura version:

 

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Enthusiast ,
Dec 15, 2023 Dec 15, 2023

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** please ignore this. I found the problem - see my next post 🙂

@Steve Werner Just to make sure: Have you tried it with a custom workspace (one that you created and saved). 

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Dec 09, 2023 Dec 09, 2023

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Hi Shlomit,

a workaround could be to use the Pages panel first, select a single page there and then switch to the Page Tool.

That also should work if you select consecutive ( or not consecutive ) pages in the Pages panel first using either the shift or the cmd (ctrl) key.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Expert )

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Dec 09, 2023 Dec 09, 2023

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Oops. No it's just the other way around.
First switch to the Page Tool and then select pages in the Pages panel to get a selection of pages in the layout.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
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Dec 09, 2023 Dec 09, 2023

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I'm still on macOS 10.6.8 and cannot see the issue with InDesign 2024, 2023 or 2022 that I have just at hand here on my MacBook Pro.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
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Enthusiast ,
Dec 15, 2023 Dec 15, 2023

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Hello everybody,

I found the Problem! (I think)

It's the Properties panel.

When it's open, I'm unable to select a single page with the page tool. It has nothing to do with custom workspace.

 

Can you please test it?

 

This is how a found it:

Since it happens only under my custom workspace, I have relate it to that, but after I again delete prefs and cash and this problem repeated I decided to try to create a new workspace and that's when I found it. I added panel after panel and checked . The second I added the properties panel all 3 pages where automatically selected. Closing it will make the single page selection available.

 

As for the Questions of how I delete cache and prefs - I always do it manually:

Users/[user]/Library/Caches/Adobe InDesign/Version [version]/InDesign SavedData
Users/[user]/Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign/Version [version]/InDesign Defaults

 

This is a screenshot of my workspace.

ID-Workspace-Docked.png

 

I hope you can confirm it so we can confirm the bug.

 

Shlomit

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Dec 16, 2023 Dec 16, 2023

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I have a workspace which includes the Properties panel. And I can also select a single page with the Page tool:

 

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I see it when the active spread is a Parent Spread and the Properties panel is open—clicking on the center page selects all of the spread’s pages:

 

Screen Shot 2.png

 

But I also see the same in CC2021, so it’s been around for awhile—I’m guessing it wont get fixed anytime soon. The work around is to close the Properties panel, there doesn’t seem to be a correlation to the workspace.

 

Here’s CC2021:

 

Screen Shot 7.pngScreen Shot 8.png

 

 

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Dec 16, 2023 Dec 16, 2023

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Good work, @rob day  I didn't see that it was applied to the parent spread. I never use it in that way. 

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Dec 16, 2023 Dec 16, 2023

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Also seeing it in CC2020, so it looks like it came with the Properties panel when it was introduced in CC2020.

 

Also, if the Properties panel is closed, the Parent Page selection works as expected—I can select a single page in the parent spread. If I open the Properties panel all the spreads pages become selected on the open without clicking anything.

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Dec 16, 2023 Dec 16, 2023

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@rob day @YES 👍🏻 🙂

 

I forgot to mention that it happened on the Parent pages. I know it happened in earlier versions as well but as I'm not really using the properties panel I never investigated it. Now I had to change a spine in an old covers document with 30 spreads of various covers and couldn't do that. I got so frustrated so when I found the first "solution" I decided to report it. It turned out that it's only this properties panel. Easy solution for an annoying bug. I feel great satisfaction 😁

 

Thank everyone for helping me 🙏

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