Placing via drag-and-drop from the desktop


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Placing via drag-and-drop from the desktop

While there's nothing wrong with using the File Place command or its shortcuts, Command+D or Ctrl+D, there's actually another method of placing images or any file that you place in InDesign and that's drag-and-drop from, say, the desktop or the explorer, if you are on Windows. Nothing wrong with either method. They are both reasonable. Some people like drag-and-drop because it is more visual and they can drag from the folder or the files to the desktop or whatever. So to set this up though, you really need to be able to see your desktop. So I'm going to make the InDesign application window just a little bit smaller.

I am going to click the green button there and that makes the application window a slightly smaller so I can actually see the desktop behind. I am actually going to use a keyboard shortcut on the Mac to hide everything, but InDesign. That's Command+Option+H. Windows doesn't have that equivalent, at least in XP. It might have something like that in Vis...

Placing via drag-and-drop from the desktop
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Placing via drag-and-drop from the desktop 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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