Especially if you have used Photoshop, you know that with the Eyedropper Tool you can sample and copy colours so that you can apply them to various objects.
In InDesign the Eyedropper Tool does much more than that: it can copy character attributes, stroke, fills, etc. Double click on the Eyedropper Tool to see a list of things that eyedropper can copy.
If you have never used Photoshop or other desktop publishing programs before, you might not be familiar with Eyedropper at all. Let's take a closer look.
- Set your colours to default (press D).
- Draw two rectangles and apply a colour for fill and stroke to one rectangle.
- Go to the Control Palette and make the stroke 4pt thick.
- Leave the other box untouched.
- Click on your Eyedropper Tool. Your mouse cursor will change into an empty eyedropper.
- Click on the rectangle where you applied colour and stroke attributes in step 2 Your eyedropper icon will convert to a loaded eyedropper.
- Click on the rectangle with no colour. It should now have the same attributes of the other rectangle.