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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.
Now if you are someone who uses a lot of layers in your documents, you're are going to really appreciate this next tip. So right now I only have three layers. So let's go ahead and create a bunch more. We will go ahead and create eight total, because that will make it have to scroll to see all those layers. So I will just click the Create New Layer button a few times and I have got eight layers. So the layer panel actually tells you what the total number of layers are in the bottom left-hand corner of it. You can see the view, the size of the panel here. I can only see five of those layers, because it doesn't fit in the particular height. So yes I could always make the panel taller, but in this particular example I am not going to do that.
Instead I want to collapse or condense the amount of space that each layer is taking up and you can do that by going to the Layers flyout menu and at the bottom of the panel it's that last command here called Small Panel Rows. What that does is it just reduces a lot of the extra space or padding between each row in the layer list, and it makes everything just a little bit smaller, so now you can see, I can see all eight layers without having to scroll. So just a nice little trick to have that take up less space. It's under the flyout menu of the Layers panel: Small Panel Rows.
We will go ahead and turn that back off and then you can see the difference there. So a quick tip to see more layers in your layers panel list.
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