All 246 Shortcuts for Adobe InDesign CS5 (win/en)  [edit]

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minusplus1. Tools
V, Escape Selection Tool
a Direct Selection tool
Ctrl+Tab Toggle Selection and Direct Selection tool
Shift+p Page tool
u Gap tool
p Pen tool
= Add Anchor Point tool
- Delete Anchor Point tool
Shift+c Convert Direction Point tool
t Type tool
Shift+t Type On A Path tool
n Pencil tool (Note tool)
\ Line tool
f Rectangle Frame tool
m Rectangle tool
l Ellipse tool
r Rotate tool
s Scale tool
o Shear tool
e Free Transform tool
i Eyedropper tool
k Measure tool
g Gradient tool
c Scissors tool
h Hand tool
Spacebar (Layout mode), Alt (Text mode), /Alt+Spacebar (both) Temporarily select Hand tool
z Zoom tool
Ctrl+Space Temporarily select Zoom In tool
x Toggle Fill and Stroke
Shift+x Swap Fill and Stroke
j Toggle between Formatting Affects Container and Formatting Affects Text
, (comma) Apply Color
. (period) Apply Gradient
/ Apply No Color
w Switch between Normal View and Preview Mode
Shift+g Gradient Feather tool

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minusplus2. Selecting and moving objects
Any tool (except selection tools)+Ctrl Temporarily select Selection or Direct Selection tool (last used)
Direct Selection tool+Alt; / Pen, Add Anchor Point, / Delete Anchor Point tool+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 Selection tool+Shift-click (to deselect, click center point) Add to or subtract from a selection of multiple objects
Selection, Direct Selection, / Group Selection tool+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 Selection tool+Ctrl+Shift-click Select master page item from document page
Selection tool+Ctrl-click, / Selection tool+Alt+Ctrl-click Select next object behind or in front
Alt+Ctrl+ Page Down/Page Up Select next or previous frame in story
Shift+Alt+Ctrl+ Page Down/Page Up Select first or last frame in story
Ctrl+[ Send object backward
Shift+Ctrl+[ Send object to back
Ctrl+] Bring object forward
Shift+Ctrl+] Bring object to front
*Press Shift to constrain movement to 45° angles.
**Amount is set in Edit > Preferences > Units & Increments

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minusplus3. Transforming Objects
Transformation tool+Alt-drag Duplicate and transform selection
Select object+double-click Scale tool, Rotate tool, / Shear tool in Toolbox 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
Selection tool+Shift+Ctrl-drag Resize frame and content proportionately
Ellipse tool, Polygon tool, / Rectangle tool+Shift-drag Constrain proportion
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+z Switch image from High Quality Display to Fast Display

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minusplus4. Editing Paths and Frames
Direct Selection tool+Alt+Ctrl, / Pen tool+Alt Temporarily select Convert Direction Point tool
Alt Temporarily switch between Add Anchor Point and Delete Anchor Point tool
Scissors tool+Alt Temporarily select Add Anchor Point tool
Pen tool+Shift Keep Pen tool selected when pointer is over path or anchor point
Pen tool+Space Move anchor point and handles while drawing
F10 Display the Stroke panel

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minusplus5. Working with Tables
Begin dragging row / column border, and then hold down Alt as you drag Insert or delete rows or columns while dragging
Shift-drag interior row / column border Resize rows or columns without changing the size of the table
Shift-drag right / bottom table border Resize rows or columns proportionally
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 current cell
Shift+Arrow Right/Arrow Left Select cell to the right/left of the current 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 and cell selection

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minusplus6. Managing Text
Ctrl+F1 Insert selected text into Find What box
Shift+F1 Insert selected text into Find What box and finds 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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minusplus7. Working with Type
Shift+Ctrl+b Bold
Shift+Ctrl+i Italic
Shift+Ctrl+y Normal
Shift+Ctrl+u Underline
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+x Reset horizontal or vertical scale to 100%
Shift+Ctrl+L, R, /c Align left, right, or center
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 five times*
Alt+Arrow Up/Arrow Down Increase or decrease leading (horizontal text)*
Alt+Ctrl+ Arrow Up/+Arrow Down Increase or decrease leading by five times (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 Right Increase or decrease kerning and tracking (horizontal text)
Alt+Ctrl+ Arrow Left/Arrow Right Increase or decrease kerning and tracking 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 reset tracking to 0
Shift+Alt+ Arrow Up/+Arrow Down Increase or decrease baseline shift** (horizontal text)
Shift+Alt+Ctrl+ Arrow Up/Arrow Down Increase or decrease baseline shift by five times (horizontal text)
Shift-click loaded text icon Automatically flow story
Alt-click loaded text icon Semi-automatically flow story
Alt+Ctrl+/ Recompose all stories
Alt+Ctrl+n Insert current page number

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minusplus8. 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 Left Move 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 Left Select one character right or left
Shift+ Arrow Up/+Arrow Down Select one line above or below
Shift+Home/+End Select start or end of line
Triple-click / quadruple-click paragraph, depending on Text Preferences setting Select one paragraph
Shift+Ctrl+ Arrow Up/Arrow Down Select one paragraph before or after
Shift+Ctrl+\ Select current line
Shift-click Select characters from insertion point
Shift+Ctrl+ Home/Ctrl+End Select start or end of story
Ctrl+a Select all in story
Shift+Alt+Ctrl+ Page Up/Page Down Select first/last frame
Alt+Ctrl+ Page Up/Page Down Select previous/next frame
Ctrl+Backspace/Delete Delete word in front of insertion point (Story Editor)
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+/ Update missing font list

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minusplus9. Viewing documents and document workspaces
Spacebar (with no text insertion point), Alt-drag (with text insertion point), /Alt+Spacebar (in both text and non-text modes) Temporarily select Hand tool
Ctrl+Space Temporarily select Zoom In tool
Alt+Ctrl+Space/ Alt+Zoom In tool Temporarily select Zoom Out tool
Ctrl+5, 2, 4 Zoom to 50%, 200%, or 400%
Shift+F5 Redraw screen
Ctrl+Alt+n Open new default document
Alt+Ctrl+2 Switch between current and previous zoom levels
Ctrl+~/ Shift+Ctrl+F6/ Ctrl+Shift+~ Switch to next/previous document window
Page Up/Page Down Scroll up/down one screen
Ctrl+ Page Up/Page Down Go back/forward to last-viewed page
Alt+ Page Up/Page Down Go to previous/next spread
Double-click Hand tool Fit spread in window
Ctrl+j Activate the Go To command
Ctrl+Alt++ (plus) Fit selection in window
Ctrl+J, type prefix of master, press Enter Go to master page while panel is closed
Shift+Alt+Ctrl+u Cycle through units of measurement
Shift-drag guide Snap guide to ruler increments
Ctrl-drag guide Switch between page and spread guides (creation only)
Ctrl-drag from zero point Create vertical and horizontal ruler guides for the spread
Alt+Ctrl+g Select all guides
Right-click zero point and choose an option Lock or unlock zero point
Alt-drag guide Use current magnification for view threshold of new guide
Press first letter of button name, if underlined Select buttons in alert dialog boxes
Ctrl+Help > About Design Show information on installed plugins and InDesign components

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minusplus10. Working with XML
Arrow Right/Arrow Left Expand/Collapse element
Alt+ Arrow Right/Arrow Left Expand/Collapse element and child elements
Shift+ Arrow Up/Arrow Down Extend XML selection up/down
Arrow Up/Arrow Down Move XML selection up/down
Page Up/Page Down Scroll structure pane up/down one screen
Home/End Select first/last XML node
Shift+ Home/Shift+End Extend selection to first/last XML node
Ctrl+ Arrow Left/Arrow Right Go to previous/next validation error
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F7 Automatically tag text frames and tables

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minusplus11. Indexing
Shift+Ctrl+Alt+[ Create index entry without dialog box
Ctrl+7 Open index entry dialog box
Shift+Ctrl+Alt+] Create proper name index entry (last name, first name)

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minusplus12. Panels
alt-click Delete icon Delete without confirmation
alt-click New button Create item and set options
Shift+Enter Apply value and keep focus on option
Ctrl+Alt+~ Activate last-used option in last-used panel
Shift-click Select range of styles, layers, links, swatches, or library objects in a panel
Ctrl-click Select nonadjacent styles, layers, links, swatches, or library objects in a panel
Tab Apply value and select next value
Esc Move focus to selected object, text, or window
Tab Show/Hide all panels, Toolbox, and Control panel (with no insertion point)
Shift+Tab Show/Hide all panels except the Toolbox and Control panel (docked or not)
Ctrl+Alt+Tab Open or close all stashed panels
Alt+drag any panel tab (in the group) to edge of screen Stash a panel group
Alt+Ctrl-click in list, and then use keyboard to select item by name Select item by name
Alt+Ctrl+m Open the Drop Shadow panel

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minusplus13. Control Panel
Ctrl+6 Toggle focus to/from Control panel
Ctrl+Alt+7 Toggle Character/Paragraph text attributes mode
Any key on the numeric keypad / keyboard numbers Change reference point when proxy has focus
Alt+Arrow Down Display the pop-up menu that has focus
alt-click Kerning icon Open Units & Increments Preferences
alt-click Number Of Columns icon Open the Text Frame Options dialog box
alt-click X / Y icon Open the Move dialog box
alt-click Angle icon Open the Rotate dialog box
alt-click X / Y Scale icon Open the Scale dialog box
alt-click Shear icon Open the Shear dialog box
alt-click Superscript, Subscript, / Small Caps button Open Text Preferences
alt-click Underline button Open the Underline Options dialog box
alt-click Strikethrough button Open the Strikethrough Options dialog box
alt-click Align To Baseline Grid, / Do Not Align To Baseline Grid button Open the Grids Preferences
alt-click Drop Cap Number Of Lines, / Drop Cap One Or More Characters icon Open the Drop Caps & Nested Styles dialog box
alt-click Leading icon Open the Justification dialog box

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minusplus14. Type panels and dialog boxes
Alt+Ctrl+Shift+j Open Justification dialog box
Alt+Ctrl+j Open Paragraph Rules dialog box
Alt+Ctrl+k Open Keep Options dialog box
Ctrl+t Activate Character panel
Ctrl+Alt+t Activate Paragraph panel

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minusplus15. Character and paragraph styles
Select text and press Shift+Alt+Ctrl+c Make character style definition match text
Select text and press Shift+Alt+Ctrl+r Make paragraph style definition match text
Shift+Alt+Ctrl-double-click style Change options without applying style
alt-click paragraph style name Remove style and local formatting
Alt+Shift-click paragraph style name Clear overrides from paragraph style
F11, Shift+F11 Show/hide Paragraph and Character Styles panels, respectively

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minusplus16. Tabs Panel
Shift+Ctrl+t Activate Tabs panel
alt-click tab Switch between alignment options

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minusplus17. Layers Panel
alt-click layer Select all objects on layer
Alt-drag small square to new layer Copy selection to new layer
Ctrl-click Create New Layer Add new layer below selected layer
Shift+Ctrl-click Create New Layer Add new layer to the top of the layer list
Shift+Alt+Ctrl-click Create New Layer Add new layer to the top of the layer list and open New Layer dialog box
alt-click Create New Layer Add new layer and open New Layer dialog box

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minusplus18. Pages Panel
alt-click master Apply master to selected page
alt-click the master you want to base the selected master on Base another master page on selected master
Ctrl-click Create New Page button Create master page
alt-click New Page button Display Insert Pages dialog box
Shift+Ctrl+p Add new page after last page

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minusplus19. Color Panel
Shift-drag slider Move color sliders in tandem
alt-click color bar Select a color for the nonactive fill or stroke
Shift-click color bar Switch between color modes (CMYK, RGB, LAB)

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minusplus20. Separations Preview panel
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+y Turn on Overprint preview
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+~ (tilde) Show all plates
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+1 Show Cyan plate
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+2 Show Magenta plate
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+3 Show Yellow plate
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+4 Show Black plate
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+5 Show 1st Spot plate
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+6 Show 2nd Spot plate
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+7 Show 3rd Spot plate

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minusplus21. Swatches Panel
alt-click New Swatch button Create new swatch based on the current swatch
Alt+Ctrl-click New Swatch button Create spot color swatch based on the current swatch
Shift+Alt+Ctrl-double-click swatch Change options without applying swatch

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minusplus22. Transform Panels
Alt+Enter Apply value and copy object
Ctrl+Enter Apply width, height, or scale value proportionally

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Sources: Adobe Indesign CS5 Help


Uploaded by bernd, updated on 7/12/2013 by coian