Switching to the Hand tool while editing text


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Switching to the Hand tool while editing text

InDesign like pretty much all the other Adobe applications has a set of shortcuts for temporarily switching to the Zoom and Pan tools or Hand tools. Just for quick review, that's hold down Command and Space or Ctrl and Space, and that turns whatever tool you are in into the Zoom tool. If you want to zoom down, you just add Option or Alt to that, so you are holding all three down. Command+Option+Space or Ctrl+Alt+Space. I think it's all pretty standard. Most people know those already. To get to the Hand tool, which you can use to pan around in your document window, you normally would hold down the spacebar in all the other Adobe applications, and of course, that works in InDesign as well.

So holding down space, and then clicking and dragging, I get the Hand tool. Very good. However in InDesign, there is a kind of a unique problem here, because so much of what you do in InDesign involves editing and formatting text. So if I go ahead and click inside this text frame by double-clic...

Switching to the Hand tool while editing text
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Switching to the Hand tool while editing text 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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