143 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

Ctrl+Spacebar

Drag mouse to Zoom

Ctrl+0

Fit Page in view

Ctrl+Alt+0

Fit Spread in View

Ctrl++/-

Zoom in/Zoom out

Spacebar+Drag

Pan in View

Alt+Drag

Pan when in Text

2. Click Technique

Ctrl+Click

Select Thru

Ctrl+Shift+Click

Override master

Ctrl+Shift+Drag

Scale Graphics

3. Formatting Shortcuts

Ctrl+Shift+</>

Decrease/Increase font size

Alt+Up Arrow/Down Arrow

Adjust Leading size

Ctrl+Shift+L

Flush Left

Ctrl+Shift+R

Flush Right

Ctrl+Shift+C

Center

Ctrl+Shift+J

Justify

Ctrl+Shift+B

Bold

Ctrl+Shift+I

Italic

Ctrl+Shift+U

Underline

Alt+Left Arrow

Tracking

Alt+Right Arrow

Kerning

Shift+Alt+Up Arrow/Down Arrow

Adjust baseline shift

4. Panels

F5

Swatches

F7

Layers

F10

Stroke

F11

Paragraph styles

Shift+F11

Character styles

Ctrl+Alt+W

Text Wrap

Ctrl+Shift+D

Links

F8

Info

Ctrl+T

Character

Ctrl+Alt+6

Control

Ctrl+F7

Object Styles

F6

Colors

F11/Ctrl+F11

Paragraph Styles

Shift+F8

Index

Shift+F9

Tables

Ctrl+Alt+F11

Scripts

Ctrl+Alt+W

Text wrap

5. File Menu Shortcuts

Ctrl+N

New File

Ctrl+O

Open File

Ctrl+W

Close window

Ctrl+Alt+O

Open in bridge

Ctrl+D

Place

Ctrl+S

Save

Ctrl+Shift+S

Save As

Ctrl+P

Print

Ctrl+Alt+P

Page Setup

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+P

Package

Ctrl+Q

Quit Application

Ctrl+E

Export

6. Edit Menu shortcuts

Ctrl+Z

Undo

Ctrl+Shift+Z

Redo

Ctrl+X/ Ctrl+C/ Ctrl+V

Cut/ Copy/ Paste

Ctrl+Shift+V

Paste Without formatting

Ctrl+A

Select All

Ctrl+Shift+A

Deselect All

Ctrl+F

Find/Change

Ctrl+Alt+F

Find Next

Ctrl+I

Check Spelling

Ctrl+K

Preferences

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+V

Paste in Place

Ctrl+Alt+V

Paste Into

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+D

Duplicate

Ctrl+Y

Edit in Story Editor

Ctrl+F9

Check Out

Ctrl+Shift+F9

Check In

Ctrl+F5

Update Content

Ctrl+Enter

Quick apply

7. Layout Menu Shortcuts

Ctrl+J

Go to Page

Ctrl+Shift+P

Add Page

Alt+Page Up/Page Down

Previous/Next Spread

8. Type Menu Shortcuts

Shift+Ctrl+T

Tabs

Shift+Alt+F11

Glyphs

Shift+Enter

Forced link break

Ctrl+Alt+I

Hidden Characters

9. Object Menu shortcuts

Ctrl+Alt+4

Transform again

Ctrl+G

Group

Ctrl+Shift+G

Ungroup

Ctrl+8

Compound Path

Ctrl+Alt+M

Drop Shadow

Ctrl+Shift+E

Center Content

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+C

Fill frame proportionlly

Ctrl+Shift+[/ ]

Bring to front/ Send to Back

Ctrl+B

Text Frame Options

10. View Menu Shortcuts

Ctrl+U

Smart Guides

Ctrl+;

Guides

Ctrl+Alt+H

High Quality Display

Ctrl+Alt+Y

Text Threads

Ctrl+H

Frame edges

Ctrl+R

Rulers

Ctrl+1

Actual Size

Ctrl+2

200% size

Ctrl+4

400% size

Ctrl+5

50% size

B

Set Presentation background to black

G

Set Presentation background to gray

W

Set Presentation background to white

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+1

Show Cyan plate

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+2

Show Magenta plate

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+3

Show Yellow plate

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+4

Show Black Plate

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+5

Show 1st spot plate

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+6

Show 2nd spot plate

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+7

Show 3rd spot plate

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+'

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 max on 12/29/2020

 

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