Locking items on the page

Control how your brand and designs are used through object locking

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Written by Matt Bolton
Updated over a week ago

What is locking?

You can lock objects on the page to prevent them from being moved, resized or edited. For example, you can lock the aspect ratio on your logo to prevent it being stretched, or lock certain parts of your design to prevent unwanted editing.

Different types of locking

Basic Locks

Basic locks are free to all Teams and Members, and allow you to prevent an object from being edited.


Admins, Members and Guests can edit the object as usual, relative to their user permissions.

Lock all

Locks all properties of the object, preventing all editing and movement.

Advanced Locks

Advanced locks are available to subscribed teams, and give you finer control over how objects can be edited within your documents.

Lock aspect ratio

Users can edit and move objects as normal. If they resize the object, they can only do so using the corner handles (so it maintains the aspect ratio).

Tip: This is useful for your logos and other elements of your brand, to prevent distortion and stretching.

Lock size and position

Allows editing of the object but not movement or resizing. This is useful for maintaining the layout of a document whilst updating the content, for example a newsletter or product sheet.

Only Admins can unlock

By default all Members and Admins can lock and unlock objects. Checking the Only Admins can unlock option limits unlocking to Admins.

How to lock an object

  1. Select the object, or multi-select the objects.

  2. Click the lock icon in the context menu, or from the right hand properties panel.

  3. Select the desired locking option.

How to tell if an object is locked

When selecting an object, the context menu above will show you what sort of lock, if any has been applied. For example, if your logo has the Lock aspect ratio lock applied, it will appear like this:

The lock will appear red if it has the Only Admins can unlock option set:

Team Templates

Locks can be applied to a document, and saved as a Team Template (File > Save as Template). These locks will continue to be applied when a member of your team opens the template.

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