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In InDesign CS4 Power Shortcuts, Adobe product manager and designer Michael Ninness reveals hundreds of tips to boost productivity, including the top 20 power shortcuts every InDesign user must know. From placing multiple images to the hidden power of Quick Apply, each one of these videos covers an important topic, and includes just the right amount of information to make anyone a true InDesign power user. InDesign users are always looking for faster, more efficient ways to do everything, and this course offers just what they're looking for. Exercise files accompany the course.
All right, I have to admit, this next shortcut is not really a character formatting shortcut, but I couldn't really think of any other chapter to put it in, and that's the shortcut for Check Spelling or Spell Check. The way it works, you can just go ahead and select a word or if you just click inside a paragraph, it will start spell checking the one word that you clicked into and then go on to continue Spell Checking the rest of the document or the rest of the story here. If you want to do a specific word, just double-click on the word itself. So I am going to Spell Check the word 'Attention'. Command or Ctrl+I, brings up the Check Spelling dialog and this is a modal dialog, so you can actually keep this open, move it around the screen, and continue to select other things.
But as you noticed - I will go back and close this - if I go back and select this, we are going to do Command+I. If it comes up with a Green check mark, and there's no suggestions, that means you have already got it spelled correctly. So I am going to go ahead and close that. If I double-click on a word that I happen to know is misspelled, we're at 'heedline' instead of 'headline'. If I do Command+I again or Ctrl+I, now it brings up the Spell Check and actually gives you a Change To suggestion. So I want to change that to headline of course. I'll click on the word 'headline', and go ahead and hit the word Change, and it will go ahead and change that.
So Command or Ctrl+I is your instant Spell Check command. And if you just want to check one word, just select the word before you open up the Spell Check command.
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