Locked Content — Functionality Request
SUBJECT — Locked Content on InDesign Pages
• InDesign — version 17.3
This request applies to when an InDesign page has locked content — in other words, when multiple text boxes and image boxes and other page elements are all locked.
• When an InDesign page has multiple text boxes and image boxes that are locked, often enough I want to access only one of the locked text boxes to make a simple change to the text.
• Currently, in order to access that textbox to make the change, the quickest way I've found requires me to unlock the ENTIRE page and make the change — and then, in order to lock the text boxes and image boxes again, I have to select all those boxes AGAIN and re-lock them.
• The functionality of a previous version of InDesign was more user-friendly — that older version of InDesign allowed me to simply click on the text box with one of the selector tools and make the simple change to the text, and that text box and all the other text boxes and image boxes would STAY LOCKED — so there was no need to AGAIN have to select the boxes and lock them again after making that one simple change to the text.
• Can this older and very helpful locked-content functionality be restored and added to InDesign version 17.3 and upcoming InDesign versions? Adding and/or restoring this functionality would make InDesign more convenient, more user-friendly, and less aggravating for your current users, including me.
Thank you in advance for your consideration of and attention to this request.