Unable to edit InDesign files built from 2012 - 2017 - Selection Toll turns into Hand tool

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Apr 23, 2022 Apr 23, 2022

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I need to update some files built in 2012 and modified in 2017.
All the image elements a locked have a link symbol - and the text have Little Page icon associated with them. NOTHING is Locked on the page when I go to OBJECTS menu. Neither one of my layers are locked. The elements on the Master/Parent Pages are also uneditable, not locked and not on a locked layer.
When I try to select a text block, the Text Tool turns into the Hand tool. When I try to select ANYTHING in the document with the selection or Direct Selection tools, my cursor turns into the Hand Tool.
Please help!

I am on a MacBook Pro M1 chip/OS 12.2.1 Monterey. Current InDesign app is 17.1

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Apr 23, 2022 Apr 23, 2022

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Try this: on your Mac, run Disk Utility and repair permissions with First Aid.

 

Also, update InDesign to the latest version. 

 

David Creamer
Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Certified Professional, and Adobe Certified Expert (since 1995)

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Apr 24, 2022 Apr 24, 2022

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Where are these files stored?

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Apr 24, 2022 Apr 24, 2022

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Hi @ajvanart:

 

Did you try resetting preferences?
https://www.rockymountaintraining.com/adobe-indesign-rebuilding-preferences-cache/

 

Did you try saving the file as .idml? Or opening it on a different computer?

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/troubleshoot-file-issues.html (Scroll down to damaged files)

 

Do you feel comfortable sharing the file?

Put on dropbox and post the link here (public) or message me directly (private).

 

~Barb

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