Both as an instructor and as a user of Adobe products I am constantly looking for more efficient ways to work and navigate Adobe’s programs. Five shortcuts are my daily use:
To convert most tools into the Move tool, press the Control (CTRL key).
To convert most tools into the Zoom tool, press CTRL + Spacebar
The Spacebar can be used to transform most tools into the Hand tool by pressing the Spacebar.
CTRL + Z will undo any errors (this works with all programs I know).
CTRL + W will close any file: a workbook, presentation, database, file, document, workbook, presentation, or Illustrator file. This works for most files. There are exceptions. It doesn’t work with Crystal Reports, for example.
Shortcuts can only be second nature when they become second-nature. Practice, practice and practice until then!
Original text by Ron Marsh
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