Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Switch tools in InDesign

This is a tiny tip but I love it. You already know that in InDesign you can choose the Selection tool by pressing the letter V and the Direct Selection tool by pressing the letter A. But what do you do if you're writing in a text box?

Hold down the Command key to temporarily switch to the Selection tool, click outside of the text box, and then press V or A, as you need.


  1. Thank you! This is just what I needed.

  2. This was over a year ago so I don't know if anyone is paying attention, but:

    If you are editing text in InDesign and hit the escape key, that switches you to the selection tool (V) with the current text frame selected. Slightly quicker than command-clicking outside the frame.


  3. Thanks Wangden--very useful tip for those of us who are still using CS3!


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