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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.
I covered most of the zoom shortcuts in the top 20 chapters. There's a video of there named Zoom Zoom Zoom. That's where I talked about most of the shortcuts I use every day to zoom in and out of a document. There was one I did not cover there and that's viewing the entire pasteboard inside your work window. So right now we are viewing our entire page and that's Command+0, Ctrl+0. If I want to see the entire spread, like on this page here, where page 5 and 6 are a spread, if I do Command+Option+0 or Ctrl+Alt+0, I see the entire spread fitting in my window. I am going to get out of my Preview Mode pressing the letter W to do so, so I can see parts of the pasteboard here, but not the entire pasteboard.
So to see all the pasteboard fitted in the window, that's add Command+Option+Shift, all three, or Ctrl+Alt+Shift on Windows, and then zero. So they are all based off 0, Command+0, Command+Option+0 or Command+Option+Shift+0. If you use all three, you view the entire pasteboard. Now as I scroll through the document you can see oh, on page 2 here, I actually have a little object there all the way off the side on the pasteboard there. So this particular document has a very white pasteboard. If you want to view all of your content if it's on the pasteboard or on the page, regardless, that's why this command comes in handy.
Sometimes we use the pasteboard just to shuttle off content off the page temporarily. We kind of forget it's there. So sometimes it's a good idea just to really take a far away look to see as much as the document as possible, including that pasteboard, so we can find that content that we maybe forgot about.
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