Preserve positioning data when pasting graphic from one frame to another
When I copy an image from one frame and paste it into another, I expect this action to preserve two sets of attributes: scaling factor and positioning data.
I get one out of two (scaling).
No offense, but QuarkXPress could do both back in 1990.
Why does this matter? Imagine a layout with a horizontal row of head shots, each in a separate frame of the same shape and size. Client says, "Oh, please move photo 3 to frame 10, and scoot everyone else up one frame."
I don't have to imagine this situation, as I'm currently working on a project with four spreads just like that, for a total of 60 images. Moving one image as described above is a lengthy process of copying and pasting (or trying to remember and type in) a whole bunch of x/y coordinates from one box to another.
I've looked for scripts to automate the process and come up empty handed.
This is so far beyond basic from a production standpoint that I really shouldn't have to explain why.
If Adobe would give InDesign the features of XD (repeat grid) that process would be a whole lot easier! I have taken over a printed directory with about (300 listings) that's been in design for four years because the client keeps making changes it's so tedious every time they change something it affects all subsequent pages and the index and sometimes the TOC!