Using the Tool panel


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Using the Tool panel

It doesn't matter whether you're building a skyscraper or building an InDesign document, either way you need tools to do the work and you can find all of InDesign's tools in the Tool panel, here along the left edge of the screen. Let's go ahead and take a quick tour of our Tool panel and its tools, so that you'll be prepared to use them in the upcoming chapters. The first thing I want to point out is that the Tool panel is docked along the left edge of the screen, but you can pull it out and put it anywhere you want. To do that simply grab its title bar out and place it someplace else on the page.

You'll see that it is a truly floating panel here, and the cool thing about this is we can change its orientation as well. Right now it's set up to a single column, but if I click this little double arrow it changes to a single row instead. Some people like that, because it matches the Control panel above better. You can kind of nudge that up to be right underneath ...

Using the Tool panel
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Using the Tool panel provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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