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Tip of the Week: Viewing Tool Hints

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If you’re just learning InDesign (or you’ve been using it forever but still like to be reminded of what the application can do), open the Tool Hints panel (Window > Utilities > Tool Hints).

It will display how your currently selected tool works, related keyboard shortcuts, and other tidbits of useful information.



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4 Comments on “Tip of the Week: Viewing Tool Hints

    • Hello Vijay. This is a better question for our forums since it doesn’t relate to this post. However, to open a template in InDesign, you just choose File > Open. It opens as an untitled copy of the template. If you want to open the original template to edit it, select it in the Open dialog box and choose Open Original.

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