Image Crops from Both Sides

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Oct 21, 2020 Oct 21, 2020

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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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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 21, 2020 Oct 21, 2020
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, R...

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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?

 

Randy

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Hi Randy,

I generally get notified of responses and respond; not sure what happened here except that I think I assumed I had not gotten a response since I didn't get an Email notification; so thank you for your long-ago response and follow-up! This is very interesting indeed. I will pass it along - I came back here because there's another student with the issue. In this case, if you don't hear back, consider that good news.

Chava

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