Adobe CS5 InDesign Keyboard Shortcuts

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Common keyboard shortcuts for InDesign (Apple Mac Version)

New

Command+N

Open

Command+0

Browse in Bridge

Option+Command+0

Close

Command+W

Save

Command+S

Save As

Shift+Command+S

Place

Command+D

Export

Command+E

Document Setup

Option+Command+P

Print

Command+P

Quit/Exit

Command+Q

Undo

Command+Z

Redo

Shift+Command+Z

Cut, Copy, Paste

Command+X,C,V

Paste Into

Option+Command+V

Paste In Place

Option+Shift+Command+V

Select All

Command+A

Deselect All

Shift+Command+A

Story Editor

Command+Y

Quick Apply

Command+Return

Find/Change

Command+F

Find Next

Option+Command+F

Check Spelling

Command+I

Preferences

Command+K

Add Page

Shift+Command+P

Go to Page

Command+J

Tabs

Shift+Command+T

Glyphs

Option+Shift+F11

Hidden Characters

Option+Command+I

Transform Again

Option+Command+3

Bring Front or Send Back

Shift+Command+] or [

Send Back or Bring Forward

Command+] or [

Group

Command+G

Ungroup

Shift+Command+G

Text Frame Options

Command+B

Center Content

Shift+Command+E

Fill Frame Proportionally

Option+Shift+Command+C

Drop Shadow

Option+Command+M

Compound Path

Command+8

Swatches

F5

Stroke

F10

Paragraph Styles

F11

Character Styles

Shift F11

Text Wrap

Option+Command+W

Links

Shift+Command+D

High Quality Display

Option+Command+H

Text Threads

Option+Command+Y

Frame Edges

Command+H

Rulers

Command+R

Guides

Command+;

Select thru

Command+Click

Override master

Shift+Command+Click

Scale Graphic

Shift+Command+Drag

Drag Mouse to Zoom

Command+Spacebar

Fit Page in View

Command+0

Fit Spread in View

Option+Command+0

Pan the View

Spacebar

Pan when in Text

Option Key

Zoom In/Out

Command+/-

Font Size

Shift+Command+>or<

Leading Size

Option+arrow up or arrow down

Flush Left

Shift+Command+L

Flush Right

Shift+Command+R

Center

Shift+Command+C

Justify

Shift+Command+J

Bold

Shift+Command+B

Italic

Shift+Command+I

Selection Tool

V,Esc

Direct Selection Tool

A

Toggle Selection Tools

Command+Control+Tab

Page Tool

Shift+P

Gap Tool

U

Pen Tool

P

Add Anchor Point Tool

=

Delete Anchor Point Tool

-

Convert Direction Point Tool

Shift+C

Type tool

T

Type On A Path tool

Shift+T

Pencil tool (Note tool)

N

Line tool

\

Rectangle Frame tool

F

Ellipse tool

L

Rotate tool

R

Scale tool

S

Shear tool

O

Free Transform tool

E

Eyedropper tool

I

Measure tool

K

Gradient tool

G

Scissors tool

C

Hand tool

H

Temporarily selects Hand tool

Spacebar (Layout mode), Option (Text mode), or Option+Spacebar (both)

Toggle Fill and Stroke

X

Swap Fill and Stroke

Shift+X

Toggle between Formatting Affects Container and Formatting Affects Text

J

Apply Color

, [comma]

Apply Gradient

. [period]

Apply No Color

/

Switch between Normal View and Preview Mode

W

Gradient Feather tool

Shift+G

Temporarily select Selection or Direct Selection tool (last used)

Any tool (except selection tools)+ Command

Temporarily select Group Selection tool

Direct Selection tool+Option; or Pen, Add Anchor Point, or Delete Anchor Point tool+Option+Command

Select container of selected content

Esc or double-click

Select content of selected container

Shift+Esc or double-click

Add to or subtract from a selection of multiple objects

Selection, Direct Selection, or Group Selection tool+Shift-click (to deselect, click center point)

Duplicate selection

Selection, Direct Selection, or Group Selection tool+ Option-drag*

Duplicate and offset selection

Option+Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, or Down Arrow key

Duplicate and offset selection by 10 times**

Option+Shift+Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, Down Arrow key

Move selection**

Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, Down Arrow key

Move selection by 10th**

Command+Shift+Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, Down arrow key

Move selection by 10 times**

Shift+Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, Down Arrow key

Select master page item from document page

Selection or Direct Selection tool+ Command+Shift-click

Select next object behind or in front

Selection tool+Command-click or Selection tool+Option+ Command-click

Select next or previous frame in story

Option+Command+Page Down/Page Up

Select first or last frame in story

Shift+Option+Command+Page Down/Page Up

Duplicate and transform selection

Transformation tool+Option-drag*

Display Transform tool dialog box

Select object+double-click Scale tool, Rotate tool, or Shear tool in Toolbox

Decrease scale by 1%

Command+,

Decrease scale by 5%

Command+Option+,

Increase scale by 1%

Command+.

Increase scale by 5%

Command+Option+.

Resize frame and content

Selection tool+Command-drag

Resize frame and content proportionately

Selection tool+Shift+Command-drag

Constrain proportion

Ellipse tool, Polygon tool, or Rectangle tool+Shift-drag

Switch image from High Quality Display to Fast Display

Command+Option+Shift+Z

Temporarily select Convert Direction Point tool

Direct Selection tool+Option+ Command, or Pen tool+Option

Temporarily switch between Add Anchor Point and Delete Anchor Point tool

Option

Temporarily select Add Anchor Point tool

Scissors tool+Option

Keep Pen tool selected when pointer is over path or anchor point

Pen tool+Shift

Move anchor point and handles while drawing

Pen tool+spacebar

Toggle between text selection and cell selection

Esc

Underline

Shift+Command+U

Strikethrough

Control+Shift+Command+/

All caps (on/off)

Shift+Command+K

Small caps (on/off)

Shift+Command+H

Superscript

Shift+Command+(+) [plus sign]

Subscript

Shift+Option+Command+(+) [plus sign]

Reset horizontal or vertical scale to 100%

Shift+Command+X or Shift+Option+Command+X

Justify all lines

Shift+Command+F (all lines) or J (all but last line)

Auto leading

Shift+Option+Command+A

Align to grid (on/off)

Shift+Option+Command+G

Auto-hyphenate (on/off)

Shift+Option+Command+H

Increase or decrease kerning and tracking (horizontal text)

Option+Left Arrow/Right Arrow

Increase or decrease kerning and tracking by five times (horizontal text)

Option+Command+Left Arrow/Right Arrow

Increase kerning between words*

Option+Command+\

Decrease kerning between words*

Option+Command+Delete

Clear all manual kerning and reset tracking to 0

Option+Command+Q

Increase or decrease baseline shift** (horizontal text)

Shift+Option+Up Arrow/Down Arrow

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