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Rectangle frame tool

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Aug 19, 2023 Aug 19, 2023

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Hi. When I try to make a Rectangle frame tool, I don't have an x, only a frame. How can I fix this problem ? Rectangle frame tool

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Community Expert , Aug 19, 2023 Aug 19, 2023

The fastest fix would be, after you draw the frame, to go to the Object pull-down menu and select the Content>Graphic menu command. That'll return the "X" you're looking for, for that specific frame.

 

But if you're creating the frame as a graphic itself, you can feel free to ignore the lack of an "X" because that only serves to designate the frame as a Graphic placeholder. Since you're not using it for that, it doesn't matter. And you can simply place graphics with the File>Place... menu comman

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The fastest fix would be, after you draw the frame, to go to the Object pull-down menu and select the Content>Graphic menu command. That'll return the "X" you're looking for, for that specific frame.

 

But if you're creating the frame as a graphic itself, you can feel free to ignore the lack of an "X" because that only serves to designate the frame as a Graphic placeholder. Since you're not using it for that, it doesn't matter. And you can simply place graphics with the File>Place... menu command and not have to worry about having/not having an "X" at all.

 

In short, I guess I'm saying you don't have to worry about it. Really.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Randy

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OIr if, in fact youl are trying to create frames to insert graphic content, use the Frame tool (it's the one with the x in it in the Tools Panel) instead of the Rectangle tool (no x) that you are using now.

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This. If necessary, configure the tool icons to suit your workflow and needs.

 

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But even more so, Randy's answer: ID is flexible and automatic with frame types. I don't think I've ever had to convert or replace one, except in some very fussy existing work where I wasn't sure what the original designer had done.


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Thank you so much.

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