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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. This next Easter Egg is a little bit controversial. When CS4 was released, there was a lot of discussion about the decision to make all the panel names in the products be in all uppercase. So things like Pages and Links and Layers were all done in uppercase. Now it turns out that people have some pretty strong opinions about that, whether or not they should be title case or uppercase. So in the CS4 versions and beyond, all the non-Roman language versions of the products actually did go out with title case, but the English versions, the Roman-English versions did ship with all uppercase panel names.
Well it turns out, at least for InDesign, if you want to revert it back to title case, if that's really important to you, there actually is a secret Easter Egg way to do so. You got to quit InDesign though. We'll go ahead and quit. And in the Application folder, wherever you happen to have your InDesign application stored on your machine, whether it would be Windows or Mac, doesn't matter. Just find that folder inside this application folder and name it 'noallcaps' and, of course, all in lower case. That's it. Just simply create a folder called 'noallcaps' and put it in that folder.
Relaunch InDesign and you will see that after it launches, all the panel names will be in title case. So there it is, your secret back-door to restoring your panel names to title case instead of all caps. So there you have it. If you want it, go for it.
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