InDesign CS2 Power Shortcuts
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InDesign CS2 Power Shortcuts

with Brian Wood

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Video: InDesign CS2 Power Shortcuts: Welcome

You’ve got the InDesign basics down. Now it’s time to speed up your workflow and glide through common tasks by mastering the application’s powerful and sometimes hidden shortcuts. Instructor Brian Wood, a certified Adobe Creative Suite 2 Master, uncovers all these helpful commands and techniques, including basic keyboard and interface shortcuts, as well as little-known navigational, dialog box, and tool shortcuts that will dramatically improve your productivity. This video tutorial discloses all you need to know to become adept at using InDesign’s extensive feature set, giving you more time to be creative.
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  1. 17s
    1. Welcome
      17s
  2. 46m 11s
    1. Resetting program preferences upon entering
      2m 37s
    2. Viewing InDesign info and document history
      3m 33s
    3. Viewing menus in alphabetical order
      1m 25s
    4. Adding document presets to a new document window
      4m 38s
    5. Viewing all program preferences
      7m 57s
    6. Changing application defaults
      4m 37s
    7. Customizing keyboard shortcuts
      7m 34s
    8. Sharing keyboard shortcut sets
      2m 40s
    9. Creating a standard page using shortcuts
      4m 21s
    10. Closing multiple open documents quickly
      1m 18s
    11. Sharing presets for documents, PDF creation and more
      5m 31s
  3. 33m 28s
    1. Toggling palettes and toolbars
      2m 51s
    2. Grouping, docking and stashing palettes
      8m 10s
    3. Creating and saving workspaces
      3m 43s
    4. Assigning shortcuts to switch between saved workspaces
      3m 52s
    5. Sharing workspaces with others
      4m 3s
    6. Ruler shortcuts
      4m 6s
    7. Working with guides
      6m 43s
  4. 14m 7s
    1. Focus and navigation
      3m 57s
    2. For type
      5m 53s
    3. For objects
      4m 17s
  5. 22m 17s
    1. Cycling through multiple open documents
      2m 30s
    2. Go to Page commands and navigating between pages
      2m 29s
    3. The View menu and Zoom shortcuts
      6m 26s
    4. Screen modes
      4m 29s
    5. Pan shortcuts
      1m 51s
    6. Display performance
      4m 32s
  6. 18m 0s
    1. Switching tools
      2m 15s
    2. Specific tool shortcuts
      5m 11s
    3. Tool palette orientation
      3m 31s
    4. The Eyedropper tool
      2m 51s
    5. Drawing tool shortcuts
      4m 12s
  7. 1h 6m
    1. Font previews
      2m 8s
    2. Applying formatting without selecting text
      3m 7s
    3. Type selection shortcuts
      7m 1s
    4. Changing type size and color
      2m 10s
    5. Type formatting shortcuts
      9m 52s
    6. Type preferences
      5m 30s
    7. Threading shortcuts
      7m 11s
    8. Stripping formatting when pasting text
      4m 10s
    9. Toggling between curly quotes and feet/inch marks
      2m 14s
    10. Finding fonts
      5m 12s
    11. Text on a path
      9m 13s
    12. Dragging text from the Bridge
      3m 57s
    13. Power Find/Change
      5m 7s
  8. 19m 55s
    1. Paragraph and character style palettes
      5m 23s
    2. Applying styles
      6m 44s
    3. Assigning keyboard shortcuts to styles
      4m 9s
    4. Next Style shortcut
      3m 39s
  9. 26m 15s
    1. Replacing colors (swatches)
      4m 6s
    2. Gradient shortcuts
      4m 2s
    3. Editing swatches
      1m 14s
    4. Changing the order of swatches
      2m 26s
    5. Setting default swatches for InDesign
      3m 8s
    6. Sharing swatch libraries
      8m 22s
    7. Applying color to text by selecting the containing frame
      2m 57s
  10. 43m 35s
    1. Changing fill and stroke attributes with the keyboard
      6m 51s
    2. The Layers palette
      7m 54s
    3. The Transform palette
      8m 31s
    4. Selecting and moving objects
      4m 22s
    5. Pasting in place
      1m 13s
    6. Duplicate and Step & Repeat
      4m 0s
    7. Fit commands
      4m 41s
    8. Text wrap
      6m 3s
  11. 13m 36s
    1. Placing graphics
      2m 49s
    2. Placing multiple graphics in frames
      4m 4s
    3. Replacing graphics
      3m 23s
    4. Resizing graphics
      3m 20s
  12. 5m 18s
    1. Dialogue box shortcuts
      3m 16s
    2. Contextual menus
      2m 2s
  13. 21m 40s
    1. Open vs. browse
      2m 35s
    2. Adobe Bridge shortcuts
      7m 24s
    3. Reviewing InDesign documents and PDFs
      6m 40s
    4. Resetting Bridge preferences upon open
      2m 21s
    5. Placing image from Bridge
      2m 40s
  14. 51m 4s
    1. Pages palette shortcuts
      3m 59s
    2. Renaming master pages
      1m 40s
    3. Inserting and duplicating pages
      7m 45s
    4. Rearranging pages
      6m 0s
    5. Master page items
      3m 29s
    6. Starting with a two-page spread
      4m 58s
    7. Converting a page to a master
      5m 13s
    8. Setting column guides for mixed column widths
      5m 52s
    9. Asymmetrical master guides
      2m 46s
    10. Layout adjustment
      5m 43s
    11. Previewing master page work
      3m 39s
  15. 6m 45s
    1. Toggling between the Story Editor and the layout
      2m 0s
    2. Text navigation
      4m 45s
  16. 28m 40s
    1. Exporting text as RTF
      4m 26s
    2. Saving back to CS from CS2
      3m 53s
    3. Print dialogue shortcuts
      8m 10s
    4. Exporting snippets
      7m 44s
    5. Locating transparent objects in a document
      4m 27s
  17. 16s
    1. Goodbye
      16s

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You’ve got the InDesign basics down. Now it’s time to speed up your workflow and glide through common tasks by mastering the application’s powerful and sometimes hidden shortcuts. Instructor Brian Wood, a certified Adobe Creative Suite 2 Master, uncovers all these helpful commands and techniques, including basic keyboard and interface shortcuts, as well as little-known navigational, dialog box, and tool shortcuts that will dramatically improve your productivity. This video tutorial discloses all you need to know to become adept at using InDesign’s extensive feature set, giving you more time to be creative.

Topics include:
  • Application, palette, and workspace shortcuts Navigation, dialog box, and tool secrets Mastering the Control palette Type, Paragraph, and Character Style shortcuts Changing fill, stroke, and other layer attributes Graphic editing shortcuts Pages and master page secrets Working more efficiently with Adobe Bridge and the Story Editor
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Design
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InDesign
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Brian Wood

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