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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.
There's a very convenient paste command or a version of one of the Paste commands inside InDesign that comes in handy when you're dealing with text. So, to set this up, let's move this text frame over a little bit to the left, just by dragging it there, and I am going to zoom in, so I can see these two text frames next to each other. All right, so if I double-click and select this word Classic, this has a particular typeface. It's Myriad Pro, Bold. It's 12 pts. It's black. Let's pretend it was yellow. Let's go ahead and make the text yellow. All right, so fair enough.
It's got some formatting and I double-click to select it. I am going to go ahead and copy it and then I am going to click inside some other text frame either on this page or in another InDesign document, and I am going to go ahead and put my cursor there. Normally, by default, if you just paste, Command+V or Ctrl+V, it pastes and retains the formatting of that text that you copied to the clipboard. Okay, now sometimes that's exactly what you want, other times you are like, "No! I just want to pick up the formatting of the paragraph and text that I have clicked into." So, there is an actual version of paste just for that purpose.
Under the Edit menu is Paste without Formatting and it's Command+Shift+V or Ctrl+Shift+V. Let's go ahead and invoke that command there. And there I get exactly what I was describing. The text comes in from the text frame that you copied it from, but it picks up the formatting of the text frame that you have pasted it into. So, you are going to be happy you know about that. Paste without Formatting is your friend when you are working with copying and pasting of text.
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