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Kristian Engelsen
From text tool to selection tool, hotkey?
on Mar 31, 2010 at 10:41:46 am

Hey

What is they hotkey on mac to go form text tool to selection tool on mac in after effects? Frustrated!


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Bartek Skorupa
Re: From text tool to selection tool, hotkey?
on Mar 31, 2010 at 4:04:36 pm

Hit ENTER on Num Pad. This closes editing of the text. Then hit V.

Bartek Skorupa
Warszawa, Poland


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Kristian Engelsen
Re: From text tool to selection tool, hotkey?
on Mar 31, 2010 at 4:07:44 pm

Hey, thanks for answering, I'm on a Macbook Pro and as far as I know, I don't have the numb pad on my mac;(


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Todd Kopriva
Re: From text tool to selection tool, hotkey?
on Mar 31, 2010 at 5:49:10 pm

from After Effects Help:
"To end text-editing mode, press Enter on the numeric keypad, select another tool, or press Ctrl+Enter (Windows) or Command+Return (Mac OS)."

And here's the list of keyboard shortcuts.

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Kristian Engelsen
Re: From text tool to selection tool, hotkey?
on Mar 31, 2010 at 6:33:53 pm

Thanks! But I don't have the Numeric Keypad because I'm not mackbook pro, so I cant use the num pad enter


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Todd Kopriva
Re: From text tool to selection tool, hotkey?
on Mar 31, 2010 at 6:53:36 pm

My answer gave three options, only one of which requires the numeric keypad.

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Kristian Engelsen
Re: From text tool to selection tool, hotkey?
on Mar 31, 2010 at 7:38:24 pm

And they didn't work. I wont to go from text tool to selection tool by just using hotkeys;) I've seen people doing it, but not on mac


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Dave LaRonde
Re: From text tool to selection tool, hotkey?
on Mar 31, 2010 at 8:38:30 pm

Then take the extra two stinkin' seconds to click out of the text layer and hit the v key.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Bartek Skorupa
Re: From text tool to selection tool, hotkey?
on Mar 31, 2010 at 8:54:12 pm

Maybe you have some different kind of Mac. On my Mac everything works.
Dave's solution takes half a second.
If you want to use keyboard shortcuts:
Cmd-Enter, V
0.75 sec.
Writing this post - 12 seconds.

Bartek Skorupa
Warszawa, Poland


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Kristian Engelsen
Re: From text tool to selection tool, hotkey?
on Mar 31, 2010 at 9:48:33 pm

Thanks for the help;)

To the Guru: The two "stinkin" seconds adds up when doing Kentic typography.


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