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How to set the default tool in Indesign?

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May 06, 2021 May 06, 2021

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Hi all,

When I open a file in InDesign (v16.1), the scissors tool is selected by default. I have never used this tool, and would prefer the selection tool to be the default. I have looked online but can't find how to set the default tool. How do I set this?

 

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Laura

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Participant , May 06, 2021 May 06, 2021
I've just discovered how to turn off the Welcome page (Edit>Preferences>General), and can now see the tools. Thank you.

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May 06, 2021 May 06, 2021

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Change InDesign's preferences: close all documents, select the selection tool, and close InDesign. That sets the preferences.

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Thanks for your reply, Peter - but how do I select the selection tool when all documents are closed? Sorry if I'm being really slow, but this is what I see when all docs are closed.Image1.png

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Can you not see the top menu bar? The one with the File, Edit, Layout, . . ., Window, Help menus? It should be just above the top of your screenshot.

 

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I've just discovered how to turn off the Welcome page (Edit>Preferences>General), and can now see the tools. Thank you.

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