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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 are lots of different ways to navigate within a document from page to page or spread to spread within InDesign. The way this video is going to cover is using the document window widgets down at the bottom left-hand corner of the document window. Every window has this set of widgets, whether it's floating or docked as a tab here, and this is convenient when you're working on say a small monitor and you don't happen to have the Pages panel handy. These widgets are a really quick access way to navigate around a document. It's kind of like navigating a DVD or using a remote control. There is the next page, the jump to the last page, and then same thing.
Since I am on page 1, these page controls are dimmed out, but they'll light up as soon as I go to a different page. So if I just click the next page or previous page arrows, it couldn't be simpler to understand. This button goes to the last page, this button goes to the first page and so forth. If you happen to know a page that you want to jump to directly, you can actually click and highlight that number, type the page number you want, and hit Return and jump right to that page. You can also click this down arrow here to get a pop-up list of the actual pages and it's a handy list of the master pages as well.
So if I want to jump to the A- master page, I'm taken right there. If I want to click to the next page, since I was on a master page, the next and previous pages are navigating within master pages only, and if I want to go back to a normal page, I can either click in there and type a page number or just choose a specific page number from that list. So that's pretty simple. Nice, easy access to navigating to individual pages within a document, right there at the bottom of the document window itself.
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