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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.
Here is a quick tip for navigating to a Master page. So, you know there is the Jump command, Command+J or Ctrl+J. That brings up the Go to Page command where you can just type the number of the page you want to go to. So let's say I want to go to page 5. I press 5. I hit Return and I am taken to that page. Great. Fantastic. Now, I want to get to a Master page. How do you use that same command to accomplish that? Well, we'll do Command+J, Ctrl+J. What do I type in here? Well, if you look at the Pages panels temporarily, you will see that each of the Master pages here in this document start with a prefix. As a matter of fact, all Master pages always have a prefix.
You have to have a prefix. In this case they are just A, B, C. But it can be any character you want or any number as well. You can go ahead and type in a range of characters that you want to have as your prefix. If you know the prefix for the Master page you want to go to, you just type in that prefix. So if I want to go the B-Master page, just type in B and hit Return and I am taken to the B-Master page. So the Jump-to Command or the Command+J go to page, works for pages and Master pages. You just have to type in the prefix. So, if I want to go to A, hit Return I am there. When I want to go back to a regular page, you can see I am on the A page because of my page numbering there tells me I am in the A-Master page.
And I want to go to the regular page now, Command+J. Press 5 again. Hit Return. So, there you go. It works for both Pages and Master pages as well.
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