I'm also looking for this. I want to keep the frame edges and when the objects are slected, I don't want to see the bounding box.
Even when hiding frame edges, once selecting them, you can see the bounding box, same goes to preview mode...
What distinction are you making between the frame edges and the bounding box? I know that InDesign has something called frame edges that could just as easily have been called a bounding box, but I don't know of something specifically called "bounding boxes" in InDesign. If there is, please inform me.
If you do mean frame edges, I'm not sure if there is a solution. Since the frame edges use a color to distinguish between different layers, you could set the layer color to the color of your background, but that will only help on one-color backgrounds, and you will still see the frame handles. The frame edges are very useful for me and many other users. I wonder what makes them so objectionable to you?
This is a very old thread. What version of ID are you using? As I recall, showing frame edges on rollover in preview mode became a preference option in CS5.5 or CS6.
Ok This has to be the most annoying thing ever, all the options in InDesign CC 2014 won't hide the stupid bounding box when I select any object. Can someone please help me understand this and find a fix for me please.
You can’t hid the bounding box of a selected object.
Thanks for the quick reply Bob. I hope they update this with an option in the next release. I will put this in their feature request.
So without a bounding box showing, how would you know what was selected, or if there was a selection?
I want to second that this should be a feature.
Here is the use case: I want to style parts of an object -- maybe I need a single override of an object style, say the stroke or a drop shadow -- something around the edge. Right now, because the frame edges are always on with the selected object I have to make the change and then deselect it to review it. This means that I have to de- and reselect the object multiple times.
This is not an efficient use of my time.
Illustrator allows the edges of selected objects to be toggled on and off with command-h. If you want to see how you can can still know what is selected -- play with it there. But basically if you hover over the selected object it shows you the edges. Otherwise they are off. It works really nicely.
Have you tried opening a second window for the document to show you a real-time preview of the changes?
Thanks for that...
I just tried it -- not bad. And it lets you run one screen high quality/preview and the working copy in low quality/normal mode.
Although having the toggle would still be nice when working on my laptop.
I wish Adobe would standardize some of these things between apps. I haven't used Indesign in 6 months, until today -- and I spent the first couple of hours readjusting.
But . . . that's another discussion entirely. And I know people have been asking for it in various ways for decades.
Many thanks once again, and bye for now.
Of COURSE this should be a feature. I use it all the time in AI. When something is selected and you want to edit WITHOUT the interference of the selection marquee it's great.
I should add that you can go into presentation mode, but that’s about it, AFAIK.
E, the gif is so helpful! Thanks.
View > Extras > Show/Hide Frame Edges
Finally, a simple answer! Thanks!
My work around is opening a second window and highlight what you want to move in the small window.
use the arrow to move around the box
This post is quite old now, but incase anyone is still looking for this answer:
View > Extras > Show or Hide Frame Edges.
I often accidentally press shortcut "ctrl h" and can't remember how to show frame edges again.
Yeah, just to avoid any disappointment or confusion - this isn't what the original poster was asking for. This is still an inconsistency between Adobe products and something you can do in Illustrator but not in inDesign.