Shortcuts to Success: Shoot to the Arrows

Shortcuts to Success: Shoot to the Arrows

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.
Access the Selection and Direct Selection Tools
Selection Tool (black arrow): V
Direct Selection Tool (white arrow): A

What better choice for our Valentines Day shortcut than to make like Cupid and pull out some arrows? What's more, we're showin' the love with a twofer. Quickly access the Selection Tool by typing V, and the Direct Selection Tool by typing A. Just don't try it in live text, or you'll end up with an unwanted V or A, and brokenhearted.

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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