Shortcuts to Success: Open a Linked File for Editing

Shortcuts to Success: Open a Linked File for Editing

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.
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Double click the file name in the Links Panel

Shortcuts to Success took last week off to give you last-minute info on our 2013 Student Design Competition, but we promise that this week's shortcut is worth the wait. Some of InDesign's most powerful features are related to importing and managing graphics from its sister applications, Photoshop and Illustrator. Here's a great example: double click any filename in the Links Panel to open a linked graphic file in its native application for editing. Don't worry if Illustrator or Photoshop isn't open, yet; this shortcut will do that for you, 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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