Nudging with the arrow keys


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Nudging with the arrow keys

This one is an oldie but goodie, and that's the ability to nudge objects on your page using your arrow keys. I am going to go ahead and select this orange rectangle here, and every time I move my Up, Down, Left, or Right Arrows, this object is going to move one point at a time. That's the default value. So it makes it really easy to move precisely. Now, what you may not know is that you can actually change the amount an object moves every time you press the arrow. There are two ways to do that. You can add the Shift key and that will just do 10 times the amount of whatever its set to. So if it's 1 point by default, if I do Shift+Arrow, it's going to move 10 points in either direction, depending on the arrow that I use.

So right out of the box you have got 1 point at a time or 10 points at a time by adding the Shift key to the arrow keys. If you want to control it even further, you can set it to a specific amount. I mean, maybe you want to set it to your baseline grid incremen...

Nudging with the arrow keys
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Nudging with the arrow keys 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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