Adjust Layout: add an option to ignore objects anchored in text or bring back legacy (2018) layout adjustment
I always made extensive use of the old layout adjustment feature in 'margins and columns', yet the new 'adjust layout' gives inconsistent and confusing results, resizing objects that never used to get changed.
It's gone from being very useful to a liability.
For me it was great for resizing the main text frame on multi-page (100s+ pages) books, but leaving the objects pasted into the text frame alone (figures, etc). Also moving page numbers aligned with margins, but not changing the sizes.
The new feature stretches and distorts carefully measured objects/figures, changes anchored object settings (at least, things move about incorrectly without the numbers updating) and causes other weird behaviours.
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Yes, please bring back at least the option for the legacy layout adjustment. I also used to use this all the time while designing books, as I could tweak margins as I worked until I got it just right. I could adjust the margins on a single master page and its automatic text box would automatically resize to fit those margins without messing everything else up. As it is, I have to carefully write down all x and y coordinates of all master page items and then manually adjust them. Or I have to adjust the margins on a single master and then go in and manually adjust the text box. What is the purpose of this? The way it works now makes for a laborious process with no benefit that I can see. It looks more like someone had fun programming this behavior, but never asked what it was for.
I have the same problem in Indesign 2020. Adjusting layout / changing margins adjusts the image scaling or image frame size of the anchored or inline image.