148 Shortcuts for InDesign

Jump to: Efficient Zoom & Pan, Click Technique, Formatting Shortcuts, Panels, File Menu Shortcuts, Edit Menu shortcuts, Layout Menu Shortcuts, Type Menu Shortcuts, Object Menu shortcuts, View Menu Shortcuts, Tools

1. Efficient Zoom & Pan

Command+Spacebar

Drag mouse to Zoom

Command+0

Fit Page in view

Command+Option+0

Fit Spread in View

Command++/Command+-

Zoom in/Zoom out

Spacebar+Drag

Pan in View

Option+Drag

Pan when in Text

2. Click Technique

Command+Click

Select Thru

Command+Shift+Click

Override master

Command+Shift+Drag

Scale Graphics

3. Formatting Shortcuts

Command+Shift+</Command+Shift+>

Decrease/Increase font size

Option+Up Arrow/Option+Down Arrow

Adjust Leading size

Command+Shift+L

Flush Left

Command+Shift+R

Flush Right

Command+Shift+C

CReturn

Command+Shift+J

Justify

Command+Shift+B

Bold

Command+Shift+I

Italic

Command+Shift+U

Underline

Option+Left Arrow

Tracking

Option+Right Arrow

Kerning

Shift+Option+Up Arrow/Shift+Option+Down Arrow

Adjust baseline shift

4. Panels

F5

Swatches

F7

Layers

F10

Stroke

F11

Paragraph styles

Shift+F11

Character styles

Command+Option+W

Text Wrap

Command+Shift+D

Links

F8

Info

Command+T

Character

Command+Option+6

Control

Command+F7

Object Styles

F6

Colors

F11/Command+F11

Paragraph Styles

Shift+F8

Index

Shift+F9

Tables

Command+Option+F11

Scripts

Command+Option+W

Text wrap

5. File Menu Shortcuts

Command+N

New File

Command+O

Open File

Command+W

Close window

Command+Option+O

Open in bridge

Command+D

Place

Command+S

Save

Command+Shift+S

Save As

Command+P

Print

Command+Option+P

Page Setup

Command+Shift+Option+P

Package

Command+Q

Quit Application

Command+E

Export

6. Edit Menu shortcuts

Command+Z

Undo

Command+Shift+Z

Redo

Command+C

Copy

Command+X

Cut

Command+V

Paste

Command+Shift+V

Paste Without formatting

Command+A

Select all

Command+Shift+A

Deselect All

Command+F

Find/Change

Command+Option+F

Find Next

Command+I

Check Spelling

Command+K

Preferences

Command+Shift+Option+V

Paste in Place

Command+Option+V

Paste Into

Command+Shift+Option+D

Duplicate

Command+Y

Edit in Story Editor

Command+F9

Check Out

Command+Shift+F9

Check In

Command+F5

Update Content

Command+Return

Quick apply

7. Layout Menu Shortcuts

Command+J

Go to Page

Command+Shift+P

Add Page

Option+PgUp/Option+PgDn

Previous/Next Spread

8. Type Menu Shortcuts

Shift+Command+T

Tabs

Shift+Option+F11

Glyphs

Shift+Return

Forced link break

Command+Option+I

Hidden Characters

9. Object Menu shortcuts

Command+Option+4

Transform again

Command+G

Group

Command+Shift+G

Ungroup

Command+8

Compound Path

Command+Option+M

Drop Shadow

Command+Shift+E

CReturn Content

Command+Shift+Option+C

Fill frame proportionlly

Command+Shift+[

Bring front

Command+Shift+]

Send back

Command+B

Text Frame Options

10. View Menu Shortcuts

Command+U

Smart Guides

Command+;

Guides

Command+Option+H

High Quality Display

Command+Option+Y

Text Threads

Command+H

Frame edges

Command+R

Rulers

Command+1

Actual Size

Command+2

200% size

Command+4

400% size

Command+5

50% size

B

Set Presentation background to black

G

Set Presentation background to gray

W

Set Presentation background to white

Command+Shift+Option+1

Show Cyan plate

Command+Shift+Option+2

Show Magenta plate

Command+Shift+Option+3

Show Yellow plate

Command+Shift+Option+4

Show Black Plate

Command+Shift+Option+5

Show 1st spot plate

Command+Shift+Option+6

Show 2nd spot plate

Command+Shift+Option+7

Show 3rd spot plate

Command+Shift+Option+'

Show All Plates

11. Tools

V

Selection tool

A

Direct selection tool

Y

magic wind tool

Q

Lasso tool

P

Pen tool

Shift+B

Blob brush tool

+/-

Add/Delete anchor point tool

Shift+C

Convert anchor point tool

T

Type tool

\

Line segment tool

M

Rectangle tool

L

Ellipse tool

B

Paintbrush tool

N

Pencil tool

R

Rotate tool

O

Reflect tool

S

Scale tool

Shift+R

Warp tool

Shift+W

Width tool

E

Free Transform tool

Shift+M

Shape builder tool

Shift+P

Perspective grid tool

Shift+V

Perspective selection tool

Shift+S

Symbol sprayer tool

J

Column graph tool

U

Mesh tool

G

Gradient tool

I

Eyedropper tool

W

Blend tool

Z

Zoom tool

H

Hand tool

C

Scissors tool

Shift+E

Eraser tool

Shift+K

Slice tool

Shift+L

Live paint selection tool

K

Live Paint selection tool

Created by rank17 on 3/1/2017. Last updated by guest on 3/1/2017

 

4 Comments for 'Adobe InDesign '   

 
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Comment #4 by Rohit Gupta Aug 22, 2015 at 04:34 am  Reply

very Important Shortcut keys!! Very useful , Thanks

Comment #3 by Mahesh kumar Jul 1, 2014 at 10:56 am  Reply

Thanks for this useful shortcut you have provided ...

Comment #2 by cyril Jan 1, 2014 at 06:51 pm  Reply

Thank Kumar for providing us with all the shortcuts that we need. We are grateful for your service. Just curious is it possible to update us with the new Adobe creative cloud softwares such as indesign and photoshop CC...

Thank you for the lovely website as well :)

Comment #1 by Varun Kumar Nov 14, 2013 at 06:09 am  Reply

Thank for Shortcut
this very useful

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