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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 I have to admit this next thing is kind of weird. It's kind of funny that there is actually no Select All Guides Command in the menus or Delete Guides or Clear Guides menu Command. So here I have a page with bunch of Guides on it. And I just want to get rid of them all at once. It's different than hiding them, where I can toggle the visibility of the guides on or off, by using Command+ Semicolon or Ctrl+Semicolon. All right, but that just hides them. It doesn't actually select them or delete them. So if I go to my View menu down to Guides & Grids or Grids & Guides, I'm looking for a Select all Guides Command or Clear Guides Command and there doesn't appear to be one.
And that's because guides are like objects, right? There's no Delete All Objects command. You have to have something selected before you can delete it. So since the guides are not locked right now, I can go ahead and click on each one of these and hold down the Shift key to select multiple things, just like any other object selection technique there. I can also drag across to select those guides, but what if there is other content there, where there's a text frame here and image frame here or somewhere, dragging across them will actually select those objects as well. So what I want is a secret hidden keyboard shortcut just to select all the guides on the page, and there actually is one, it's Command+Option+G or Ctrl+Alt+G on Windows, and that will select all the guides on the current spread.
And then once you have them selected you can either move them, copy them, cut them or just simply delete them by hitting your Delete key.
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