#17. Appreciating the Control Bars
Regardless of whether you're new to the Creative Suite or just new to this version, you'll come to appreciate the control bars that are now common across the suite. These helpful floating bars serve up a set of controls that are contextually based on the tools and objects you have selected. Control bars prevent you from cluttering your working space with additional palettes just to change a font or precisely adjust the size of an object.
Let's take a look at how each application presents its version of a control bar: