Lock/Unlock Object

Once an object is positioned and transformed the way you want it, you can prevent it from being accidentally moved, scaled, skewed, or rotated by using the lock option. When an object is locked, transformation operations cannot be performed on it. You may still edit other properties, however, such as adding a hyperlink or a shading component.

When selected in the Work Window, locked objects appear with a lock icon.

You can lock individual objects or, more usefully, you can lock down an entire page by selecting Edit>Lock All or by pressing the ALT+L keyboard shortcut.

Individually locked objects on a page cannot be selected as part of a temporary group. For more information, see Temporary Groups (“Selections”).

Tools for locking objects are available throughout SiteSpinner® Pro but most prominently as a button: on the Tools Bar.

Of course, you may unlock a locked object at any time. If an object refuses to move, accept transformation edits, or be added to a group, check to see if it is locked, and then unlock it.

Locking an Object
  1. In the Work Window, select the object that you want to lock. For more information, see Select Object.
  2. Right-click the object, and then select Lock

    OR

    Click the Lock Object button: in the Tools Bar

    Transformations to the object are prohibited.

You may also lock an object by clicking the Lock icon on the Transformations Tab of the Object Editor and Quick Properties Editor dialog boxes.

Locking a Page
  1. Press the ALT+L keyboard shortcut

    OR

    Click the Lock button: in the Tools Bar

    OR

    Select Edit>Lock All.

    Transformations to all objects on the page are prohibited, effectively locking the page.

Unlocking an Object
  1. In the Work Window, select the object that you want to lock. For more information, see Select Object.
  2. Right-click, and then select Unlock

    OR

    Click the Unlock Object button: in the Tools Bar

    You may again perform transformations to the object.

You may also lock an object by clicking the Lock icon on the Transformations Tab of the Object Editor dialog box.

Unlocking a Page
  1. With the page open in the Work Window that you want to unlock, press the ALT+U keyboard shortcut

    OR

    Right-click the permanent group object, and then select Unlock

    OR

    Click the Unlock button: in the Tools Bar

    OR

    Select Edit>Unlock All.

    The group object is unlocked but still intact, and the member objects will still behave as part of the group.

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