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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.
For you old school InDesign users, some of you know that the Tools panel used to be in the Noah's Ark configuration, meaning the 2 x 2, instead of the single column configuration on the left. I personally prefer the single column. It takes up less screen real estate. But for those of you who are pining for the old two column days, you can still get that. What you do is you click in the dark gray strip above the Tools panel and that will toggle it back and forth between a single column and double column configuration. Now you can also float the Tools panel. So if I drag it out of the panel dock, it will become a floating Tools panel.
And now when you click, it goes from single, to double, to horizontal. Some people prefer it having it as a horizontal Tool panel, and you can move that somewhere else on your screen. Especially if you have the application frame turned on, you can have that docked below, or above the Control panel, whatever your fancy is. All right, so I am going to drag that back though to the edge of my screen and have it re-float or re-dock to the edge of the screen and then I can collapse that back down to being a single column. So just to point out, you do have some options. You are not stuck with this default. If you really must change it, you can.
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