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InDesign CS2 Power Shortcuts
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InDesign CS2 Power Shortcuts

with Brian Wood

Video: 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. 18s
    1. Welcome
      18s
  2. 46m 20s
    1. Resetting program preferences upon entering
      2m 37s
    2. Viewing InDesign info and document history
      3m 34s
    3. Viewing menus in alphabetical order
      1m 25s
    4. Adding document presets to a new document window
      4m 39s
    5. Viewing all program preferences
      7m 58s
    6. Changing application defaults
      4m 38s
    7. Customizing keyboard shortcuts
      7m 35s
    8. Sharing keyboard shortcut sets
      2m 41s
    9. Creating a standard page using shortcuts
      4m 22s
    10. Closing multiple open documents quickly
      1m 19s
    11. Sharing presets for documents, PDF creation and more
      5m 32s
  3. 33m 34s
    1. Toggling palettes and toolbars
      2m 52s
    2. Grouping, docking and stashing palettes
      8m 11s
    3. Creating and saving workspaces
      3m 44s
    4. Assigning shortcuts to switch between saved workspaces
      3m 53s
    5. Sharing workspaces with others
      4m 4s
    6. Ruler shortcuts
      4m 7s
    7. Working with guides
      6m 43s
  4. 14m 9s
    1. Focus and navigation
      3m 57s
    2. For type
      5m 54s
    3. For objects
      4m 18s
  5. 22m 20s
    1. Cycling through multiple open documents
      2m 31s
    2. Go to Page commands and navigating between pages
      2m 30s
    3. The View menu and Zoom shortcuts
      6m 26s
    4. Screen modes
      4m 29s
    5. Pan shortcuts
      1m 51s
    6. Display performance
      4m 33s
  6. 18m 4s
    1. Switching tools
      2m 16s
    2. Specific tool shortcuts
      5m 12s
    3. Tool palette orientation
      3m 31s
    4. The Eyedropper tool
      2m 52s
    5. Drawing tool shortcuts
      4m 13s
  7. 1h 7m
    1. Font previews
      2m 9s
    2. Applying formatting without selecting text
      3m 8s
    3. Type selection shortcuts
      7m 2s
    4. Changing type size and color
      2m 11s
    5. Type formatting shortcuts
      9m 53s
    6. Type preferences
      5m 31s
    7. Threading shortcuts
      7m 12s
    8. Stripping formatting when pasting text
      4m 10s
    9. Toggling between curly quotes and feet/inch marks
      2m 15s
    10. Finding fonts
      5m 13s
    11. Text on a path
      9m 14s
    12. Dragging text from the Bridge
      3m 58s
    13. Power Find/Change
      5m 8s
  8. 19m 58s
    1. Paragraph and character style palettes
      5m 24s
    2. Applying styles
      6m 45s
    3. Assigning keyboard shortcuts to styles
      4m 9s
    4. Next Style shortcut
      3m 40s
  9. 26m 19s
    1. Replacing colors (swatches)
      4m 6s
    2. Gradient shortcuts
      4m 3s
    3. Editing swatches
      1m 14s
    4. Changing the order of swatches
      2m 27s
    5. Setting default swatches for InDesign
      3m 9s
    6. Sharing swatch libraries
      8m 23s
    7. Applying color to text by selecting the containing frame
      2m 57s
  10. 43m 43s
    1. Changing fill and stroke attributes with the keyboard
      6m 52s
    2. The Layers palette
      7m 55s
    3. The Transform palette
      8m 32s
    4. Selecting and moving objects
      4m 23s
    5. Pasting in place
      1m 14s
    6. Duplicate and Step & Repeat
      4m 1s
    7. Fit commands
      4m 42s
    8. Text wrap
      6m 4s
  11. 13m 40s
    1. Placing graphics
      2m 50s
    2. Replacing graphics
      3m 24s
    3. Placing multiple graphics in frames
      4m 5s
    4. Resizing graphics
      3m 21s
  12. 5m 19s
    1. Dialogue box shortcuts
      3m 16s
    2. Contextual menus
      2m 3s
  13. 21m 45s
    1. Open vs. browse
      2m 36s
    2. Adobe Bridge shortcuts
      7m 25s
    3. Reviewing InDesign documents and PDFs
      6m 41s
    4. Resetting Bridge preferences upon open
      2m 22s
    5. Placing image from Bridge
      2m 41s
  14. 51m 12s
    1. Pages palette shortcuts
      4m 0s
    2. Renaming master pages
      1m 41s
    3. Inserting and duplicating pages
      7m 45s
    4. Rearranging pages
      6m 1s
    5. Master page items
      3m 30s
    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 53s
    9. Asymmetrical master guides
      2m 47s
    10. Layout adjustment
      5m 44s
    11. Previewing master page work
      3m 40s
  15. 6m 47s
    1. Toggling between the Story Editor and the layout
      2m 1s
    2. Text navigation
      4m 46s
  16. 28m 45s
    1. Exporting text as RTF
      4m 27s
    2. Saving back to CS from CS2
      3m 54s
    3. Print dialogue shortcuts
      8m 11s
    4. Exporting snippets
      7m 45s
    5. Locating transparent objects in a document
      4m 28s
  17. 17s
    1. Goodbye
      17s

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InDesign CS2 Power Shortcuts
6h 59m Intermediate Apr 13, 2006

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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
Subject:
Design
Software:
InDesign
Author:
Brian Wood

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