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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's one of my favorite Power Shortcuts, and it actually has nothing to do with InDesign. Pretty much every application works this way. When you paste something, it pastes, by default, to the center of your screen. So you can use that information if you want something to end up in the middle of your page. So for instance, I have got this starburst here. I am going to zoom up on it. Command+Plus, Ctrl+Plus, and I have zoomed up here. That is now zoomed up in the middle of my screen. That starburst is right in the middle of my screen. I am going to cut it, Command+X or Ctrl+X, to my clipboard here. It's off the page.
When I paste it, I want it to paste in the middle of my page. So all I have to do is make sure that the page itself is in the center of the screen. Well, we just happen to have a keyboard shortcut for that. That's Command+0, Ctrl+0. That has now centered that page to fit inside the window. So now if I do a paste, Command+V or Ctrl+V for paste, that starburst has now ended up exactly in the middle of the page. So there you have it, a very great trick, works in any of these Adobe applications. When you paste something, it always pastes to the center of your screen, just put the page in the center of your screen and your item will end up right where you wanted it.
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