Indesign Edit Type Shortcut

ex-height's picture

I have looked everywhere for this and to my knowledge it doesn't exist.

In InDesign is there a shortcut to enter TextEdit mode when a text box container is selected. Kind of like the opposite of hitting esc to exit text edit mode. I know it's just one extra click, but as you all know, clicks add up.

Also feel free to add your most helpful text editing shortcuts.

Igor Freiberger's picture

No. You can hit Ctrl+Y to use the Story Editor window, but it is not the same.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Not sure if I understood the question. If you are looking for a shortcut to select the Text tool, it is: T (just T, without Ctrl/Cmd). You can hover over any tool to see its shortcut.
Plus, you can always define your own keyboard shortcuts, and add to/override the default options.

Igor Freiberger's picture

Florian, if I understood correctly, the aim is to use a keyboard shortcut to edit a text frame when it is selected as object. There is no way to do this: even if you change the tool to Text, you still need to click inside the frame to edit it. A minor failure as no shortcut can be set to this procedure.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Igor, yes, of course you need to click if you want to edit text, because InDesign otherwise won’t know where you like to start editing the text, no? Global attributes that apply to the whole object can be set without changing to text mode, like typeface, size etc. pp.
You can skip the step of selecting the Text tool by multiple-clicking (2× = insert cursor, 3× = select line, 4× = select paragraph, 5× = select story. If you want to select one single word, double-click, pause, and double-click again. Is that what you were looking for?

Igor Freiberger's picture

Thanks, Florian, but I know this. I was just explaining the original question. Justin want to use a keyboard shortcut to edit the text inside the selected frame. There is no such option.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Alright, now I got it. Yes, you are right, if you don’t want to use the mouse, Ctrl-Y is the best option, as you have suggested.

Joshua Langman's picture

You can always hit "t" before clicking, thus needing only one click.

ex-height's picture

Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem there is a way to do what I am talking about.

Bert Vanderveen's picture

You can script that, but I am an absolute noob at scripting… Try the Adobe InDesign Scripting Forum.

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