Friday, 17 January 2014

Adobe InDesign CS4 (MAC) Keyboard Shortcuts

Keys for tools
This table isn't a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren't displayed in menu commands or tool tips.
V, EscSelection tool
ADirect Selection tool
Shft+APosition tool
Cmnd+Ctrl+TabToggle Selection and Direct Selection tool
PPen tool
=Add Anchor Point tool
-Delete Anchor Point tool
Shft+CConvert Direction Point tool
TType tool
Shft+TType On A Path tool
NPencil tool (Note tool)
\Line tool
FRectangle Frame tool
MRectangle tool
LEllipse tool
RRotate tool
SScale tool
OShear tool
EFree Transform tool
IEyedropper tool
KMeasure tool
GGradient tool
BButton tool
CScissors tool
HHand tool
Spacebar (Layout mode), Optn (Text mode), or Optn+Spacebar (both)Temporarily selects Hand tool
ZZoom tool
Cmnd+SpacebarTemporarily selects Zoom In tool
XToggle Fill and Stroke
Shft+XSwap Fill and Stroke
JToggle between Formatting Affects Container and Formatting Affects Text
, [comma]Apply Color
. [period]Apply Gradient
/Apply No Color
WSwitch between Normal View and Preview Mode
Shft+GGradient Feather tool
Keys for selecting and moving objects
Any tool (except selection tools)+ CmndTemporarily select Selection or Direct Selection tool (last used)
Direct Selection tool+Optn; or Pen, Add Anchor Point, or Delete Anchor Point tool+Optn+CmndTemporarily select Group Selection tool
Selection, Direct Selection, or Group Selection tool+Shft-click (to deselect, click center point)Add to or subtract from a selection of multiple objects
Selection, Direct Selection, or Group Selection tool+ Optn-drag*Duplicate selection
Optn+Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, or Down Arrow keyDuplicate and offset selection
Optn+Shft+Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, Down Arrow keyDuplicate and offset selection by 10 times**
Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, Down Arrow keyMove selection**
Cmnd+Shft+Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, Down arrow keyMove selection by 10th**
Shft+Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, Down Arrow keyMove selection by 10 times**
Selection or Direct Selection tool+ Cmnd+Shft-clickSelect master page item from document page
Selection tool+Cmnd-click or Selection tool+Optn+ Cmnd-clickSelect next object behind or in front
Optn+Cmnd+Page Down/Page UpSelect next or previous frame in story
Shft+Optn+Cmnd+Page Down/Page UpSelect first or last frame in story
*Press Shift to constrain movement to 45º angles.
**Amount is set in InDesign > Preferences > Units & Increments
Keys for transforming objects
Transformation tool+Optn-drag*Duplicate and transform selection
Select object+double-click Scale tool, Rotate tool, or Shear tool in ToolboxDisplay Transform tool dialog box
Cmnd+,Decrease scale by 1%
Cmnd+Optn+,Decrease scale by 5%
Cmnd+.Increase scale by 1%
Cmnd+Optn+.Increase scale by 5%
Selection tool+Cmnd-dragResize frame and content
Selection tool+ShftResize frame and content proportionately
Ellipse tool, Polygon tool, or Rectangle tool+Shft-dragConstrain proportion
Shft+EscSwitch image from High Quality Display to Fast Display
*After you select a transformation tool, hold down the mouse button, and then hold down Option and drag. Press Shift to constrain movement to 45º angles.
Keys for editing paths and frames
Direct Selection tool+Optn+ Cmnd, or Pen tool+OptnTemporarily select Convert Direction Point tool
OptnTemporarily switch between Add Anchor Point and Delete Anchor Point tool
Scissors tool+OptnTemporarily select Add Anchor Point tool
Pen tool+ShftKeep Pen tool selected when pointer is over path or anchor point
Pen tool+spacebarMove anchor point and handles while drawing
Cmnd+F10Display the Stroke panel
Keys for tables
Begin dragging row or column border, and then hold down Optn as you dragInsert or delete rows or columns while dragging
Shft-drag interior row or column borderResize rows or columns without changing the size of the table
Shft-drag right or bottom table borderResize rows or columns proportionally
Tab/Shft+TabMove to next/previous cell
Optn+Page Up/Page DownMove to first/last cell in column
Optn+Home/EndMove to first/last cell in row
Page Up/Page DownMove to first/last row in frame
Up Arrow/Down ArrowMove up/down one cell
Left Arrow/Right ArrowMove left/right one cell
Shft+Up Arrow/Down ArrowSelect cell above/below the current cell
Shft+Right Arrow/Left ArrowSelect cell to the right/left of the current cell
Enter (numeric keypad)Start row on next column
Shft+Enter (numeric keypad)Start row on next frame
EscToggle between text selection and cell selection
Keys for finding and changing text
Cmnd+F1Insert selected text into Find What box
Shft+F1Insert selected text into Find What box and finds next
Shft+F2 or Optn+Cmnd+FFind next occurrence of Find What text
Cmnd+F2Insert selected text into Change To box
Cmnd+F3Replace selection with Change To text
Keys for working with type
Shft+Cmnd+KAll caps (on/off)
Shft+Cmnd+HSmall caps (on/off)
Shft+Cmnd+(+) [plus sign]Superscript
Shft+Optn+Cmnd+(+) [plus sign]Subscript
Ctrl+', Ctrl+Shft+'Straight quotes (single and double) without turning off smart quotes
Shft+Cmnd+X or Shft+Optn+Cmnd+XReset horizontal or vertical scale to 100%
Shft+Cmnd+L, R, or CAlign left, right, or center
Shft+Cmnd+F (all lines) or J (all but last line)Justify all lines
Shft+Cmnd+> or <Increase or decrease point size*
Shft+Cmnd+ Optn+> or <Increase or decrease point size by five times*
Optn+Up Arrow/Down ArrowIncrease or decrease leading (horizontal text)*
Optn+Cmnd+Up Arrow/Down ArrowIncrease or decrease leading by five times (horizontal text)*
Shft+Optn+Cmnd+*œ [quote]Select or deselect preferences setting for typographer's marks
Shft+Optn+Cmnd+AAuto leading
Shft+Optn+Cmnd+GAlign to grid (on/off)
Shft+Optn+Cmnd+HAuto-hyphenate (on/off)
Optn+Left Arrow/Right ArrowIncrease or decrease kerning and tracking (horizontal text)
Optn+Cmnd+Left Arrow/Right ArrowIncrease or decrease kerning and tracking by five times (horizontal text)
Optn+Cmnd+\Increase kerning between words*
Optn+Cmnd+DeleteDecrease kerning between words*
Optn+Cmnd+QClear all manual kerning and reset tracking to 0
Shft+Optn+Up Arrow/Down ArrowIncrease or decrease baseline shift** (horizontal text)
Shft+Optn+Cmnd+Up Arrow/Down ArrowIncrease or decrease baseline shift by five times (horizontal text)
Shft-click loaded text iconAutomatically flow story
Optn-click loaded text iconSemi-automatically flow story
Optn+Cmnd+/Recompose all stories
Optn+Cmnd+NInsert current page number
*Press Shift to increase or decrease kerning between words by five times.
**Amount is set in Edit > Preferences > Units & Increments (Windows) or InDesign > Preferences > Units & Increments (Mac OS).
Keys for navigating through and selecting text
This table isn't a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren't displayed in menu commands or tool tips.
Mac OS ActionResult
Right Arrow/Left ArrowMove to right or left one character
Up Arrow/Down ArrowMove up or down one line
Cmnd+Right Arrow/Left ArrowMove to right or left one word
Home/EndMove to start or end of line
Cmnd+Up Arrow/Down ArrowMove to previous or next paragraph
Cmnd+Home/EndMove to start or end of story
Double-click wordSelect one word
Shft+Right Arrow/Left ArrowSelect one character right or left
Shft+Up Arrow/Down ArrowSelect one line above or below
Shft+Home/EndSelect start or end of line
Triple-click or quadruple-click paragraph, depending on Text Preferences settingSelect one paragraph
Shft+Cmnd+Up Arrow/Down ArrowSelect one paragraph before or after
Shft+Cmnd+\Select current line
Shft-clickSelect characters from insertion point
Shft+Cmnd+Home/EndSelect start or end of story
Cmnd+ASelect all in story
Shft+Optn+ Cmnd+Page Up/Page DownSelect first/last frame
Optn+Cmnd+Page Up/Page DownSelect previous/next frame
Cmnd+Delete or Del (numeric keypad)Delete word in front of insertion point (Story Editor)
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+/Update missing font list
Keys for viewing documents and document workspaces
Spacebar (with no text insertion point), Optn-drag (with text insertion point), or Optn+spacebar (in both text and nontext modes)Temporarily select Hand tool
Cmnd+spacebarTemporarily select Zoom In tool
Optn+Cmnd+spacebar or Optn+Zoom In toolTemporarily select Zoom Out tool
Cmnd+5, 2, or 4Zoom to 50%, 200%, or 400%
Shft+F5Redraw screen
Cmnd+Optn+NOpen new default document
Optn+Cmnd+2Switch between current and previous zoom levels
Cmnd+F6 or Cmnd+~ [tilde]/ Cmnd+Shft+~ [tilde]Switch to next/previous document window
Page Up/Page DownScroll up/down one screen
Cmnd+Page Up/Page DownGo back/forward to last-viewed page
Optn+Page Up/Page Down keyGo to previous/next spread
Double-click Hand toolFit spread in window
Cmnd+JActivate the Go To command
Cmnd+Optn+(+) [plus sign]Fit selection in window
Cmnd+J, type prefix of master, press ReturnGo to master page while \ panel is closed
Shft+Optn+Cmnd+UCycle through units of measurement
Shft-drag guideSnap guide to ruler increments
Cmnd-drag guideSwitch between page and spread guides (creation only)
Ctrl-drag objectTemporarily turn on/off snap to
Cmnd-drag from zero pointCreate vertical and horizontal ruler guides for the spread
Optn+Cmnd+GSelect all guides
Ctrl-click zero point and choose an optnLock or unlock zero point
Optn-drag guideUse current magnification for view threshold of new guide
Press first letter of button nameSelect buttons in alert dialog boxes
Cmnd+InDesign menu > About InDesignShow information on installed plug*'ins and InDesign components
Keys for working with XML
Right Arrow/Left ArrowExpand/Collapse element
Optn+Right Arrow/Left ArrowExpand/Collapse element and child elements
Shft+Up Arrow/Down ArrowExtend XML selection up/down
Up Arrow/Down ArrowMove XML selection up/down
Page Up/Page DownScroll structure pane up/down one screen
Home/EndSelect first/last XML node
Shft+Home/EndExtend selection to first/last XML node
Cmnd+Left Arrow/Right ArrowGo to previous/next validation error
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+F7Automatically tag text frames and tables
Keys for indexing
Mac OSResult
Shft+Cmnd+Optn+[Create index entry without dialog box
Cmnd+7Open index entry dialog box
Shft+Cmnd+Optn+]Create proper name index entry (last name, first name)
Keys for panels
Optn-click Delete iconDelete without confirmation
Optn-click New buttonCreate item and set options
Shft+EnterApply value and keep focus on option
Cmnd+Optn+~ [tilde]Activate last-used option in last-used panel
Shft-clickSelect range of styles, layers, links, swatches, or library objects in a panel
Cmnd-clickSelect nonadjacent styles, layers, links, swatches, or library objects in a panel
TabApply value and select next value
EscMove focus to selected object, text, or window
TabShow/Hide all panels, Toolbox, and Control panel (with no insertion point)
Shft+TabShow/Hide all panels except the Toolbox and Control panel (docked or not)
Cmnd+Optn+TabOpen or close all stashed panels
Optn+drag any panel tab (in the group) to edge of windowStash a panel group
Optn+Cmnd-click in list and then use keyboard to select item by nameSelect item by name
Cmnd+Optn+MOpen the Drop Shadow panel
Keys for the Control panel
Cmnd+6Toggle focus to/from Control panel
Cmnd+Optn+7Toggle Character/Paragraph text attributes mode
Any key on the numeric keypad or keyboard numbersChange reference point when proxy has focus
Optn-click Kerning iconOpen Units & Increments Preferences
Optn-click Number of Columns iconOpen the Text Frame Options dialog box
Optn-click X or Y iconOpen the Move dialog box
Optn-click Angle iconOpen the Rotate dialog box
Optn-click X or Y Scale iconOpen the Scale dialog box
Optn-click Shear iconOpen the Shear dialog box
Optn-click Superscript, Subscript, or Small Caps buttonOpen Text Preferences
Optn-click Underline buttonOpen the Underline Options dialog box
Optn-click Strikethrough buttonOpen the Strikethrough Options dialog box
Optn-click Align To Baseline Grid, or Do Not Align To Baseline Grid buttonOpen the Grids Preferences
Optn-click Drop Cap Number Of Lines, or Drop Cap One Or More Characters iconOpen the Drop Caps & Nested Styles dialog box
Optn-click Leading iconOpen the Justification dialog box
Keys for type panels and dialog boxes
Optn+Cmnd+Shft+JOpen Justification dialog box
Optn+Cmnd+JOpen Paragraph Rules dialog box
Optn+Cmnd+KOpen Keep Options dialog box
Cmnd+TActivate Character panel
Cmnd+Optn+TActivate Paragraph panel
Keys for the character and paragraph styles
Select text and press Shft+Optn+Cmnd+CMake character style definition match text
Select text and press Shft+Optn+Cmnd+RMake paragraph style definition match text
Shft+Optn+Cmnd-double-click styleChange options without applying style
Optn-click paragraph style nameRemove style and local formatting
Optn+Shft-click paragraph style nameClear overrides from paragraph style
Cmnd+F11, Cmnd+Shft+F11Show/hide Paragraph and Character Styles panels, respectively
Keys for the Tabs panel
Shft+Cmnd+TActivate Tabs panel
Optn-click tabSwitch between alignment options
Keys for the Layers panel
Optn-click layerSelect all objects on layer
Optn-drag small square to new layerCopy selection to new layer
Keys for the Pages panel
Optn-click masterApply master to selected page
Optn-click the master you want to base the selected master onBase another master page on selected master
Cmnd-click Create New Page buttonCreate master page
Optn-click New Page buttonDisplay Insert Pages dialog box
Shft+Cmnd+PAdd new page after last page
Keys for the Color panel
Shft-drag sliderMove color sliders in tandem
Optn-click color barSelect a color for the nonactive fill or stroke
Shft-click color barSwitch between color modes (CMYK, RGB, LAB)
Keys for using the Separations Preview panel
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+YTurn on Overprint preview
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+~ [tilde]Show all plates
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+1Show Cyan plate
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+2Show Magenta plate
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+3Show Yellow plate
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+4Show Black plate
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+5Show 1st Spot plate
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+6Show 2nd Spot plate
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+7Show 3rd Spot plate
Keys for the Swatches panel
Optn-click New Swatch buttonCreate new swatch based on the current swatch
Optn+Cmnd-click New Swatch buttonCreate spot color swatch based on the current swatch
Shft+Optn+Cmnd-double-click swatchChange options without applying swatch
Keys for the Transform panel
Optn+EnterApply value and copy object
Cmnd+EnterApply width, height, or scale value proportionally