Shortcuts to Success: Get the Selection Tool while in Type

Shortcuts to Success: Get the Selection Tool while in Type

Sure, there are huge lists of InDesign keyboard shortcuts out there, but are you going to sit down and memorize them all? We're here to help you learn some handy new ones, one by one, making it easier to add them to your mental list. Each week, we'll highlight a different shortcut to help you work faster, better and smarter.
Temporarily Access the Selection Tool
hold down command 

Say you're working with type, and you need to resize the frame. Sure, you can go to the Toolbox, switch to the Selection tool, and then repeat to switch back to the Type Tool, but there's a faster way. Access the Selection Tool from the Type Tool by holding down the command key. Once you're done using it, release the command key, and you're back where you started. 

This works with many other tools (Pen, Line, Frame), and also across CS applications, which means you can use it in Photoshop and Illustrator, too!

Got a favorite keyboard shortcut you'd like to share with everyone? Email it to us at and we'll include it in our series, along with your own commentary if you'd like.

This week's shortcut brought to you by Joseph Caserto

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