Kerning/Tracking keyboard shortcuts


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Kerning/Tracking keyboard shortcuts

When you are working with headline text you often want to kern certain space between letter pairs. Let's go ahead and zoom in on our headline here. I am going to go and hold down Command+Space or Ctrl+Space on Windows and we will get our Zoom tool here, and we will just zoom up on this word Attention here. I am just going to pan that into view by holding on the Spacebar. All right, so we want to tighten up the space between certain letter pairs. I am going to go and double-click to get my cursor there, and let's say we want to tighten up the space between the T and the E. Your keyboard shortcut there is Option or Alt on Windows and your right and left arrow keys. So Option+Left Arrow key to tighten it up and Option+Right Arrow key to loosen the space, and if you take a look at the kerning field here in the Control panel, you will see that every time I use one of the arrow keys with the Option or Alt key it's moving in 5/1000 of an em.

So it's going from -22 to -27 and the...

Kerning/Tracking keyboard shortcuts
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Kerning/Tracking keyboard shortcuts provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the InDesign CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design
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InDesign
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