Working with spring-loaded tool shortcuts


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Working with spring-loaded tool shortcuts

I'm sure you can tell by now that I just love keyboard shortcuts. It's just all about efficiency and in the last movie we saw how every tool has its own shortcut. But sometimes, when you're working really quickly, switching from one tool to another and then back again is just too slow. So enter the world of spring-loaded tool shortcuts. Let me show you how it works. Right now, I've got the Selection tool and I want to drag out a new frame, one of these graphic frames over here, but instead of switching the tool, dragging up the frame, and then switching back to the Selection tool, I'm going to hold down the F key to get that tool.

Now I haven't let go of the F key yet; It's still held down. So it switches that tool and I drag out the frame. Then I let go of the mouse button, and then I let go of the F key, and you see how it immediately switches back to the Selection tool. That's what I mean by a spring-loaded tool shortcut. I can do the same thing with the Ty...

Working with spring-loaded tool shortcuts
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Working with spring-loaded tool shortcuts 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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