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In InDesign CS4 Power Shortcuts, Adobe product manager and designer Michael Ninness reveals hundreds of tips to boost productivity, including the top 20 power shortcuts every InDesign user must know. From placing multiple images to the hidden power of Quick Apply, each one of these videos covers an important topic, and includes just the right amount of information to make anyone a true InDesign power user. InDesign users are always looking for faster, more efficient ways to do everything, and this course offers just what they're looking for. Exercise files accompany the course.
Every once in a while, you might get in a situation where you would get a loaded Place cursor but then you want to get out of it. You've changed your mind, you don't want to place the images that are in the current place cursor, and you just want the whole thing to go away. So let's get that setup. We'll do File > Place again or Command+D or Ctrl+D. We'll go ahead and select several items. Let's go ahead and to select three, go ahead and click Open and I get my loaded cursor full of three images here. Now you can drop the current one, the current item in the place cursor, you can hit the Escape key for that but that only drops the current one. So, if you had 20 of these things in the cursor, you don't want to hit the Escape key 20 times.
I'll go ahead and undo that. Command+Z or Ctrl+Z. To get back to having three. Those are real quick easy way just to cancel the whole thing. You can either go and click on the Selection tool or what's even easier, just press the letter V that's the shortcut for switching to the Selection tool. And when you do that, the loaded cursor just goes away. So yes, you can cancel a Place operation. Just press the letter V.
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