The Temporary Selection tool


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The Temporary Selection tool

That Selection tool in InDesign is the most popular tool. You're are going to be using it the most of course and you can actually get to it from any other tool temporarily. So for example, I'm in the Text tool, I have double-clicked on this text frame, and switched to the Text tool. I can now select and edit my text. Let's say that I need to reposition this text frame while I'm editing it, but I don't want to actually have to switch to Selection tool, move it, and then switch back to the Text tool. You can do this easily on the Mac. You hold down the Command key and on the PC you would hold down the Ctrl key and this gives you the Selection tool temporarily.

You can see cursor has changed. I can click and now drag on that text frame and reposition it. And when I let go of the modifier key, I'm back in the last tool I was using. In this case it was the Text tool. If I hit the Escape key that's your way to get out of the Text tool, back to the Selection tool, so it&...

The Temporary Selection tool
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The Temporary Selection tool 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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