How to deselect everything


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How to deselect everything

This next tip may seem obvious at first, but every once in a while you might get into the situation where the obvious thing doesn't work. So I want to select everything and deselect everything. Now the Select All shortcut, that's the standard shortcut in just about every application. It's Command+A or Ctrl+A, pretty straightforward. That selects everything on the page or the spread in the case of InDesign, if you have more than one page on a spread. Then to deselect you are typically told to click where there is no item. So any blank area on the page will deselect your current selection. Now it can be the pasteboard.

That can be somewhere else on the page, whatever. All fine and dandy unless you're zoomed in and there's no blank space or blank spot on the page or spread to click on. So for instance, I'll do a Select All and I will zoom in on a particular area. Now there's no blank spot available to me. I'm clicking somewhere to deselect and I can't, beca...

How to deselect everything
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How to deselect everything provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the InDesign CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design
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InDesign
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