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Adobe Creative Cloud Design Tools All-in-One For Dummies by Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 2: Using Common Menus and Commands

In This Chapter

  • Discovering common menus and dialog boxes
  • Addressing Creative Cloud alerts
  • Working with common menu options
  • Understanding contextual menus
  • Speeding up your workflow with shortcuts
  • Changing preferences

When you work with Adobe Creative Cloud, you'll notice that many menus, commands, and options are similar across all applications. Discovering how to use these standard menus and dialog boxes is essential to using the applications in the Creative Cloud.

Throughout this book you will notice that specific keyboard shortcuts are the same across applications. This consistency makes finding out how to use the features and options easy. This chapter provides an overview of some of the common menus, dialog boxes, options, commands, and preferences that exist in most or all of the applications in Adobe Creative Cloud.

Discovering Common Menus

When you work with applications in Adobe Creative Cloud, you'll notice that many of the menus on the main menu bar are the same. Similar functionality makes finding important features easy, even when you're completely new to the software.

Menu items contain features that control much of the functionality in each application. A menu item may also contain features that are related to a particular task. For example, you might save from the File menu, or change your text in the Type menu. Some of the menu items that commonly appear in the Creative Cloud applications include the following:

  • File: ...

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