What is the shortcut key to deselect all in InDesign?

Keys for selecting and moving objects

Result Windows
Select container of selected content Esc or double-click
Select content of selected container Shift+Esc or double-click
Add to or subtract from a selection of multiple objects Selection, Direct Selection, or Group Selection tool+Shift–click (to deselect, click center point)

How do you deselect something in InDesign?

Hold the Shift key and click on a selected object to deselect that object. To select objects behind others, hold the Cmd/Ctrl key as you click the mouse button.

How do you select multiple text in InDesign?

Press and drag across the text. The highlight indicates which text is being selected. You don’t have to drag from left to right to select multiple lines. Simply drag down.

Where is the selection tool in InDesign?

Top beginner tool number one – the Selection Tool (Shortcut: V, Escape), which is the tool activated by default when you first open up InDesign. You can find it at the very top of the Tools panel. Use this tool to, you guessed it, select things! This is your go-to tool for when you want to move or scale items.

What is the selection tool in InDesign?

The InDesign Toolbox

Function Description
Selection Tool Selects lines, shapes, graphics, and text boxes. Selected objects can be moved, resized, and have their attributes changed.
Direct Selection Tool Selects objects within objects, such as individual points on a path and objects inside groups or inside other objects.

Why can’t I select anything in InDesign?

Window > Pages panel. Double click the left master page icon to display the left master page. Select the Selection tool (the black arrow) Edit > Select All.

How do I unlock the master in InDesign?

To override (access) one master item at a time, CMD+SHIFT-click/CTRL+SHIFT-click on the master page item. It will unlock, override, and become a document page item.