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  • 200+ useful Keyboard Shortcuts for InDesign CS5.

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    Table of Contents:1. Tools2. Selecting and moving objects3. Transforming Objects4. Editing Paths and Frames5. Working with Tables6. Managing Text7. Working with Type8. Navigating Through and Editing Text9. Viewing documents and document workspaces

    10. Working with XML11. Indexing12. Panels13. Control Panel14. Type panels and dialog boxes15. Character and paragraph styles16. Tabs Panel17. Layers Panel18. Pages Panel19. Color Panel20. Separations Preview panel21. Swatches Panel22. Transform Panels

    1. Tools

    V , Escape Selection Tool

    a Direct Selection tool

    Ctrl + Tab Toggle Selection and Direct Selection tool

    Shift + p P age tool

    u Gap tool

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    A wiki-style reference database for keyboard shortcuts

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    p P en tool

    = Add Anchor Point tool

    - Delete Anchor Point tool

    Shift + c C onvert Direction Point tool

    t T ype tool

    Shift + t T ype On A Path tool

    n Pe n cil tool (Note tool)

    \ Line tool

    f Rectangle F rame tool

    m Rectangle tool

    l E l lipse tool

    r R otate tool

    s S cale tool

    o Shear tool

    e Fr e e Transform tool

    i Eyedropper tool

    k Measure tool

    g G radient tool

    c S c issors tool

    h H and tool

    Spacebar (Layout

    mode), Alt (Textmode),/ Alt + Spacebar(both)

    Temporarily select Hand tool

    z Z oom tool

    Ctrl + Space Temporarily select Zoom In tool

    x Toggle Fill and Stroke

    Shift + x Swap Fill and Stroke

    j Toggle between Formatting Affects Containerand Formatting Affects Text

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    , (comma) Apply Color

    . (period) Apply Gradient

    / Apply No Color

    w Switch between Normal View and Previe wMode

    Shift + g G radient Feather tool

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    2. Selecting and moving objects

    Any tool (except selectiontools)+ Ctrl

    Temporarily select Selection or DirectSelection tool (last used)

    Direct Selection tool+Alt; /Pen, Add Anchor Point, /Delete Anchor Pointtool+ Alt + Ctrl

    Temporarily select Group Selection tool

    Esc / double-click Select container of selected content

    Shift + Esc / double-click Select content of selected container

    Selection, Direct Selection,/ Group Selectiontool+ Shift -click (todeselect, click centerpoint)

    Add to or subtract from a selection ofmultiple objects

    Selection, Direct Selection,/ Group Selectiontool+ Alt -drag*

    Duplicate selection

    Alt + Arrow Keys Duplicate and offset selection

    Alt + Shift + Arrow Keys Duplicate and offset selection by 10 times**

    Arrow Keys Move selection**

    Ctrl + Shift + Arrow Keys Move selection by 10th**

    Shift + Arrow Keys Move selection by 10 times**

    Selection / Direct Selectiontool+ Ctrl + Shift -click

    Select master page item from documentpage

    Selection tool+ Ctrl -click,/ Selectiontool+ Alt + Ctrl -click

    Select next object behind or in front

    Alt + Ctrl +

    Page Down / Page UpSelect next or previous frame in story

    Shift + Alt + Ctrl +Select first or last frame in story

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    Page Down / Page Up

    *Press Shift to constrain movement to 45 angles.**Amount is set in Edit > Preferences > Units & Increments

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    3. Transforming Objects

    Transformationtool+ Alt -drag Duplicate and transform selection

    Select object+double-click Scale tool, Rotatetool, / Shear tool inToolbox

    Display Transform tool dialog box

    Ctrl + , (comma) Decrease scale by 1%

    Ctrl + . (period) Increase scale by 1%

    Ctrl + Alt + . (period) Increase scale by 5%

    Selection tool+ Ctrl -drag

    Resize frame and content

    Selectiontool+ Shift + Ctrl -drag Resize frame and content proportionately

    Ellipse tool, Polygontool, / Rectangletool+ Shift -drag

    Constrain proportion

    Ctrl + Alt + Shift + z Switch image from High Quality Display toFast Display

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    4. Editing Paths and Frames

    Direct Selectiontool+ Alt + Ctrl , / Pen

    tool+ AltTemporarily select Convert Direction Point tool

    Alt Temporarily switch between Add Anchor Pointand Delete Anchor Point tool

    Scissors tool+ Alt Temporarily select Add Anchor Point tool

    Pen tool+ Shift Keep Pen tool selected when pointer is overpath or anchor point

    Pen tool+ Space Move anchor point and handles while drawing

    F10 Display the Stroke panel

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    5. Working with Tables

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    Begin dragging row / columnborder, and then hold down Altas you drag

    Insert or delete rows or columnswhile dragging

    Shift-drag interior row / columnborder

    Resize rows or columns withoutchanging the size of the table

    Shift-drag right / bottom tableborder

    Resize rows or columnsproportionally

    Tab / Shift + Tab Move to next/previous cell

    Alt + Page Up / Alt + Page Down Move to first/last cell in column

    Alt + Home / Alt + End Move to first/last cell in row

    Page Up / Page Down Move to first/last row in frame

    Arrow Up / Arrow Down Move up/down one cell

    Arrow Left / Arrow Right Move left/right one cell

    Shift + Arrow Up /+ Arrow Down Select cell above/below the currentcell

    Shift + Arrow Right / Arrow Left Select cell to the right/left of thecurrent cell

    Enter on numeric keypad Start row on next column

    Shift + Enter on numeric keypad Start row on next frame

    Esc Toggle between text selection andcell selection

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    6. Managing Text

    Ctrl + F1 Insert selected text into Find What box

    Shift + F1 Insert selected text into Find What box andfinds next

    Shift + F2 / Alt + Ctrl + f Find next occurrence of Find What text

    Ctrl + F2 Insert selected text into Change To box

    Ctrl + F3 Replace selection with Change To text

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    7. Working with Type

    Shift + Ctrl + b B old

    Shift + Ctrl + i I talic

    Shift + Ctrl + y Normal

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    Shift + Ctrl + u U nderline

    Shift + Ctrl + / Strikethrough

    Shift + Ctrl + k All caps (on/off)

    Shift + Ctrl + h Small caps (on/off)

    Shift + Ctrl + [ + ] Superscript

    Shift + Alt + Ctrl + [ + ] Subscript

    Shift + Ctrl + x /

    Shift + Alt + Ctrl + xReset horizontal or vertical scale to100%

    Shift + Ctrl + L , R , / c Align l eft, r ight, or c enter

    Shift + Ctrl + F (all lines) / J(all but last line)

    Justify all lines

    Shift + Ctrl + > / < Increase or decrease point size*

    Shift + Ctrl + Alt + > / < Increase or decrease point size by fivetimes*

    Alt + Arrow Up / Arrow Down Increase or decrease leading(horizontal text)*

    Alt + Ctrl +

    Arrow Up /+ Arrow DownIncrease or decrease leading by fivetimes (horizontal text)*

    Shift + Alt + Ctrl + a Auto leading

    Shift + Alt + Ctrl + g Align to grid (on/off)

    Shift + Alt + Ctrl + h Auto-hyphenate (on/off)

    Alt +

    Arrow Left / Arrow RightIncrease or decrease kerning andtracking (horizontal text)

    Alt + Ctrl +

    Arrow Left / Arrow RightIncrease or decrease kerning andtracking by five times (horizontal text)

    Alt + Ctrl + \ Increase kerning between words*

    Alt + Ctrl + Backspace Decrease kerning between words*

    Alt + Ctrl + q Clear all manual kerning and resettracking to 0

    Shift + Alt +

    Arrow Up /+ Arrow DownIncrease or decrease baseline shift**(horizontal text)

    Shift + Alt + Ctrl +

    Arrow Up / Arrow DownIncrease or decrease baseline shift byfive times (horizontal text)

    Shift -click loaded text icon Automatically flow story

    Alt -click loaded text icon Semi-automatically flow story

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    Alt + Ctrl + / Recompose all stories

    Alt + Ctrl + n Insert current page number

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    8. Navigating Through and Editing Text

    Arrow Right / Arrow Left Move to right or left one character

    Arrow Up / Arrow Down Move up or down one line

    Ctrl +

    Arrow Right / Arrow LeftMove to right or left one word

    Home / End Move to start or end of line

    Ctrl + Arrow Up / Arrow Down Move to previous or next paragraph

    Ctrl + Home / Ctrl + End Move to start or end of story

    Double-click word Select one word

    Shift +

    Arrow Right / Arrow LeftSelect one character right or left

    Shift +

    Arrow Up /+ Arrow DownSelect one line above or below

    Shift + Home /+ End Select start or end of line

    Triple-click / quadruple-clickparagra