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When I "Object > Transform > Flip" an object it doesn't flip in place. Why?

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Jun 10, 2020

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Dear all,

I am learning InDesign for the first time.

I have just imported an image and would like to flip it horizontally. 

When I select it via the content grabber or select the frame (same result) and then go to Object > Transform > Flip (Horizontally / Vertically) the image is not flipped in place but placed next to the frame (or the frame is placed next to where it originally was). 

 

I have attached a video of what I am seeing.

Could someone help me understand:

a) why this is happening and b) how to get what I need, i.e., the picture flips inside of the frame...

 

Thanks

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Correct answer by rob day | Adobe Community Professional

Set the Reference Point to centered in your Transform panel:

 

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When I "Object > Transform > Flip" an object it doesn't flip in place. Why?

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Jun 10, 2020

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Dear all,

I am learning InDesign for the first time.

I have just imported an image and would like to flip it horizontally. 

When I select it via the content grabber or select the frame (same result) and then go to Object > Transform > Flip (Horizontally / Vertically) the image is not flipped in place but placed next to the frame (or the frame is placed next to where it originally was). 

 

I have attached a video of what I am seeing.

Could someone help me understand:

a) why this is happening and b) how to get what I need, i.e., the picture flips inside of the frame...

 

Thanks

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by rob day | Adobe Community Professional

Set the Reference Point to centered in your Transform panel:

 

Screen Shot 3.png

 

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Set the Reference Point to centered in your Transform panel:

 

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Thanks a lot! 

 

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The proxy is also visible on the Control panel and the Properties panel. One of the two (or both) is probably already open.

 

Control panel

n1.png

 

Properties panel

in2.png

 

~Barb

 

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