Edit Original Shortcut

When I first switched to InDesign from QuarkXPress, there was one feature that I missed terribly. In Quark, you could double-click on an image with your Content tool and a dialog would open with an Edit Original button, which would open the image in its default application. In InDesign, I always thought you had to go to the Links palette to press the Edit Original button to open the image. Recently I stumbled upon a back door to opening Links that actually had existed for quite a while. (Never stop learning!) Hold down the Option key (Alt on PC) and double-click on the image using any Selection tool and the original image will open automatically with no dialog. Now that’s efficient.

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