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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.
All right. I am excited. I get to show you my favorite power shortcut when working with guides, and that's the ability to create two guides at the same time, specifically a horizontal and vertical ruler guide at the same time. So normally you'll drag a horizontal rule guide, and then you go to your vertical ruler and drag a guide there to create a little crosshair of intersection there. So that's just too much work. I am going go ahead and drag across these guides to select them and then delete them. The trick to drag out two guides at the same time, both a vertical and horizontal guide, is to just hold down the Command key or the Ctrl key on Windows, and drag from the intersection of the rulers.
So I am going to Command+Drag or Ctrl+Drag from that corner. Once I am dragging, I can let go the modifier key. I don't need to have that down anymore. And now you can see I am dragging out an intersection set of guides in one step. I put it wherever I want it. Let go, and boom! There you have it. Sometimes it's just those little things that put a smile on your face, right?
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