Unexpected limitation of Layout Objects panel

Discussion created by keywords on Mar 10, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 10, 2018 by DonCollier

Here is something I wasn't expecting. I was attempting to modify an object within a group and stumbled across a limitation to our layout options within the Layout Objects panel. In the real situation I had a series of text headers, one of which I wanted to nudge sideways; the whole set was grouped. I selected the group and then subselected, in the LO panel, the one I wanted to move. To my surprise all the boxes in the Position Inspector were greyed out, so it wasn't possible to make any adjustment there. Nor was it possible to move the object manually. To show what I mean, here are some demo screenshots:

1.     With the group of objects selected—

Screen Shot 2018-03-10 at 9.40.31 PM.png

2.     With an object within the group selected—

Screen Shot 2018-03-10 at 9.40.57 PM.png

Right-clicking the selected object within the LO panel doesn't offer any suitable option. The only way to do what I wanted to do was to revert to the old way—ungroup the objects.

Have i missed something, or should I report this as a bug and/or feature request?