Image Crops from Both Sides

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Hi All,

I teach InDesign, and a student of mine is having an interesting issue. On one computer, she is finding that when she crops an image, it crops from opposite sides at the same time. I thought perhaps she was holding ALT/OPTION, but she said that on another computer, there is no issue when cropping. I'm stumped - any ideas?

 

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Chava

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Correct answer by Randy Hagan | Adobe Community Professional

Holding down the Alt/Option key while adjusting a shape or frame will shrink not only the side of the frame where you're dragging with your selection tool, but the opposite side of the frame too.

 

If possible, you may want to have your student try a different keyboard on the system giving her problems. If that fixes the problem, your student wants to clean out the troublesome keyboard ... or replace it. I know this may sound silly, but it happens more often than you'd think ...

 

Good luck,

 

Randy

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Image Crops from Both Sides

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Hi All,

I teach InDesign, and a student of mine is having an interesting issue. On one computer, she is finding that when she crops an image, it crops from opposite sides at the same time. I thought perhaps she was holding ALT/OPTION, but she said that on another computer, there is no issue when cropping. I'm stumped - any ideas?

 

Thank you!

Chava

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Randy Hagan | Adobe Community Professional

Holding down the Alt/Option key while adjusting a shape or frame will shrink not only the side of the frame where you're dragging with your selection tool, but the opposite side of the frame too.

 

If possible, you may want to have your student try a different keyboard on the system giving her problems. If that fixes the problem, your student wants to clean out the troublesome keyboard ... or replace it. I know this may sound silly, but it happens more often than you'd think ...

 

Good luck,

 

Randy

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Holding down the Alt/Option key while adjusting a shape or frame will shrink not only the side of the frame where you're dragging with your selection tool, but the opposite side of the frame too.

 

If possible, you may want to have your student try a different keyboard on the system giving her problems. If that fixes the problem, your student wants to clean out the troublesome keyboard ... or replace it. I know this may sound silly, but it happens more often than you'd think ...

 

Good luck,

 

Randy

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Just following up: Did this information help your student get past her problem?

 

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