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    NotHerbert commented  · 

    Totally support the utility of a checkbox method to ADD PASTEBOARD ITEMS when Packaging. Those of us who do periodicals (magazines, newsletters), are constantly putting boilerplate items that you sometimes use/sometimes DON'T on the pasteboard. Don't need it this time, but NEXT issue I may use again. But when you open up your archived package from the last job — OOPS — now you've gotta go hunting on your hard drive for a handful of files so they link and display and print correctly. What a silly waste of time that a checkbox in the Package function would have cured.

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    When you have the Text Tool selected & working inside a Text Frame (cursor blinking inside the text frame), you can hold down the Cmd key. When you do that, you will immediately see the 9-points of the text frame getting highlighted, letting you Move the Text Frame by holding down on the edges with the mouse. You can resize using of the 9-points as well.
    Hope this helps. See the attached demo.

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    NotHerbert commented  · 

    I do know that holding down the Cmd key when within a text block highlights the 9 handles of that text block, but that is not the same productivity enhancer that a true toggle back to the Direct Selection tool would be. I am often (true of most layout designers?) going from one element on a page (the text block you're working in) to "the next thing" — grabbing another text block nearby to position it, reaching for a graphic on the page, etc. So I am constantly going back and forth between the text tool and selection tool. A simple left-hand keyboard toggle would greatly increase fluidity of the process instead of all the up and down with reaching for those two tools. I had suggested Cmd-Space (which I found VERY useful in my Pagemaker days).

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    NotHerbert commented  · 

    I do know about this function, and do use it, but it's not quite the same efficiency as a true toggle. If I'm working with a text block and now want to nudge the photo next to it, I've got to mouse up to the upper left quadrant of the screen (or reach up for the Esc key) and come back. So, it's a useful "double," but a home run would be great. Thanks for your post!

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