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I place an image on a page in Publisher, then right-click and select Convert to picture frame. Then, if I move the frame's selection handles, the image shifts here and there within the frame and its magnification might change—what happens depends on how I manipulate the selection handles. This seems like normal behavior. But I discovered a different approach by accident: I place the image onto the page and select Convert to picture frame. Before doing anything else and with either the frame or the image selected, I use the Image control in the context toolbar to resize by some minute amount—say, by as little as .01%. After that, moving the frame's selection handles has an entirely different effect: It crops the image, and the image does not shift position or change magnification while the selection handles are being moved. It's almost as if I'd selected the frame, switched on the obscurely located Lock Children control at the extreme right side of the toolbar, and moved the selection handles only afterward. I actually prefer it this way — it's faster, enabling cropping without the need for Lock Children or having to use the Vector Crop tool. Is it working as designed, though? I'm not finding anything in the online help about this effect of changing magnification.
I have found "Lock Children" useful but hard to reach. I haven't found it in any menus yet. So far the only access I've found is to click a very tiny icon at the extreme upper right of the Publisher window, drop down a small menu, and select Lock Children. This involves hitting tiny icons or UI elements with the mouse, which is not what I'd call the most user-friendly thing ever. Then, do the same if you need to toggle the setting off again. With this apparently not being anywhere in the keyboard shortcuts dialog, there's no way to assign a keystroke to the command that I know of. But is there some easier way to get to the command? Maybe I've just missed something obvious. If not—publisher developers: Could this check-box not be available at least in the Frame Properties dialog? Or be a menu item in its own right when you right-click a frame? Or be part of the Frame Properties fly-out menu when you right-click a frame?
When I select an artboard with the Move or Node tool, in the Context toolbar there are options to Convert to Curves, set corner radii & type, & for the Move tool Lock Children. Converting to curves (including by using the Corner tool to Bake corners) is apparently a destructive operation -- I can't find any way to reverse that besides Undo. And while the 'converted' artboard is shown as a "(Curve)" object in the Context toolbar, in the Layers panel it is still shown as an "(Artboard)" type. On a converted or unconverted artboard, Lock Children does not seem to do anything -- checked or unchecked child layers move along with their parent. There also seems to be an issue with snapping artboards that was created as a canvas (no artboard) document with guides & was later converted to artboard(s). This is hard to describe but among other things when snap to spread & include midpoints is enabled, moving an artboard snaps as if it was an element of a canvas, snapping to edges or midpoints of a hypothetical canvas. Related is the behavioral oddities mentioned in the guides lines move with Arboard ! topic. Included is a small AD file that can be used to show some of these issues, along with a screenshot of the Snapping options I was using at the time. Artboard oddness.afdesign