Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Using keyboard shortcuts, part of Designing a Brochure (2009).
Patience, please. Just a little bit more setup. This time we are going to add a keyboard shortcut. You may want to add more, I'm just going to show you how to add one. The one that I'm going to choose is one called No Break. It's useful for preventing a string of words typically two from breaking over a line break, and we are going to be using this so I'm anticipating in advance that we are going to be using this. It's very, very useful for preventing paragraphs from ending on a single short word. Now, No Break it is kind of buried away on our menus. It has no keyboard shortcut. On the control panel, on the Character Formatting level, it is right there. It is also on the Character panel, on the panel menu right there.
So I am going to go to the Edit menu and to Keyboard Shortcuts, where the first thing I'll do is I'll create a new shortcut set and then identify the Product Area where the No Break menu item is found. So I'm going to come down to choose Panel Menus and now I'm now have a very long list of all the available panel menus and their menu items. So I need to scroll down here until I come to Character, No Break. There it is. Currently no shortcut. The new shortcut is going to be Option+Command+B or on Windows Alt+Ctrl+B. I'll click to assign that. Click OK and now we can see that it has that shortcut.
Now throughout the course of working on this title or just your InDesign work in general, you are going to come across various different menu items that don't have keyboard shortcuts. If you are using them regularly it really saves time to make a keyboard shortcut for them.
InDesign CS4 and Illustrator CS4 Essential Training are recommended prerequisites to fully execute the techniques in this title.
- Integrating InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
- Establishing a workflow that combines maximum efficiency with maximum editing flexibility
- Working with a printer at the outset
- Designing with grids to create balance
- Choosing fonts and color palettes for a consistent look and feel
- Manipulating images for maximum impact
- Exploring different brochure formats and folding
- Proofing and printing the final product
Skill Level Intermediate
Up and Running with Photoshop for Designwith Deke McClelland3h 36m Appropriate for all
1. Getting Started
2. Setting Up the Workspace
3. Setting Up the Document
4. Creating the Background
5. Working with Text
6. Preparing Images
7. Preparing for Print
8. Alternative Brochure Styles
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