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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.
So by default, InDesign assumes that you want your paragraphs to be hyphenated, not everyone wants that to be the case. So on a particular paragraph, if you want to turn Hyphenation off or turn it on if it is already off, there is actually a keyboard shortcut to toggle Auto Hyphenation on and off. It's pretty easy to remember. So, let's go ahead and just click into this paragraph here. You can see we have got hyphens going on there and it's Command+Option+Shift or Ctrl+Alt+Shift. What do you think the letter is? That's right. 'H' for hyphenation. So Command+Option+Shift+H, Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H. We will just go ahead and use these and you will see what happens.
So right now, I will hit that keystroke. The hyphens go away. Hyphenation has been turned off for that paragraph. So it's a Paragraph Attribute. It's not a document or application setting here. It's by paragraph. And if I want to turn Hyphenation back on, it's a toggle, so Command+Option+Shift+H or Ctrl+Shift+H and Auto Hyphenation is turned back on for that paragraph. Pretty cool, huh?
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