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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.
Okay, I have to admit this next shortcut is a little bit goofy but every once in a while it does come in handy. So say you're looking in a menu and you're looking for a particular command. Some of these menus are quite long and you're just having a hard time finding the exact menu command you're looking for. Sometimes, it actually might help if those menus were instead of organized in the order that they appear to be, random, you might want to alphabetize the commands in those menus, so it's easier to scan the list and find the name of the command you're looking for. So, when in doubt hold down the entire left hand-side of your keyboard, by that I mean all the modifier keys, so Command+ Option+Shift or Ctrl+Alt+Shift on Windows and then click on a menu and you'll see that it temporarily displays all the commands in that menu in alphabetical order.
And as I pan over here, I am still holding the keys down and it just makes all of them alphabetized. When you let go all the keys and let go the menu and come back, they are back in their original order. Sometimes that just might come in handy to help you find what you're looking for.
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