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Accessing Tools with Keyboard Shortcuts While Typing

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You’re typing away in a text frame and you’d like to switch from the type tool to another tool in the Tools palette using a Keyboard Shortcut. But everyone knows you can’t press an “H” to get to the Hand tool or an “R” to get to the Rotate tool when typing. You’ll just end up typing the letter. Right?

Wrong! Command-Click (Control-Click for PC) on the text frame first and then press your Keyboard Shortcut for any tool. So, if you want to go to your Scale tool when typing, Command-Click and press your “S” key.

Tip provided by Jeff Witchel, Certified Adobe® Training Provider.