Adobe InDesign provides shortcuts to help you quickly work in documents without using the mouse. Many keyboard shortcuts appear next to the command names in menus. You can use the default InDesign shortcut set, the QuarkXPress 4.0 or Adobe PageMaker 7.0 shortcut set, or a shortcut set that you create. You can share shortcut sets with others using InDesign on the same platform.

InDesign provides shortcuts to help you quickly work in documents without using the mouse. Many keyboard shortcuts appear next to the command names in menus. You can use the default InDesign shortcut set or a shortcut set that you create. You can share shortcut sets with others using InDesign on the same platform.

Keys for tools

Note:

You can generate a list of the current keyboard set by choosing Show Set in the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box. This option is especially useful for printing a copy of your custom shortcuts.

This table isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Note:

Choose Window > Utilities > Tool Hints, and then select a tool to view its shortcuts and modifier keys.

Tool

Windows

Mac OS

Selection tool

V, Esc

V, Esc

Direct Selection tool

A

A

Toggle Selection and Direct Selection tool

Ctrl+Tab

Command+Control+Tab

Page tool

Shift+P

Shift+P

Gap tool

U

U

Pen tool

P

P

Add Anchor Point tool

=

=

Add Anchor Point tool

=

= (on the numeric pad)

Delete Anchor Point tool

-

-

Delete Anchor Point tool

-

Convert Direction Point tool

Shift+C

Shift+C

Type tool

T

T

Type On A Path tool

Shift+T

Shift+T

Pencil tool (Note tool)

N

N

Line tool

\

\

Rectangle Frame tool

F

F

Rectangle tool

M

M

Ellipse tool

L

L

Rotate tool

R

R

Scale tool

S

S

Shear tool

O

O

Free Transform tool

E

E

Eyedropper tool

I

I

Measure tool

K

K

Gradient tool

G

G

Scissors tool

C

C

Hand tool

H

H

Temporarily selects Hand tool

Spacebar (Layout mode), Alt (Text mode), or Alt+Spacebar (both)

Spacebar (Layout mode), Option (Text mode), or Option+Spacebar (both)

Zoom tool

Z

Z

Temporarily selects Zoom In tool

Ctrl+Spacebar

Command+Spacebar

Toggle Fill and Stroke

X

X

Swap Fill and Stroke

Shift+X

Shift+X

Toggle between Formatting Affects Container and Formatting Affects Text

J

J

Apply Color

, [comma]

, [comma]

Apply Gradient

. [period]

. [period]

Apply No Color

/

/

Switch between Normal View and Preview Mode

W

W

Frame Grid tool (horizontal)

Y

Y

Frame Grid tool (vertical)

Q

Q

Gradient Feather tool

Shift+G

Shift+G

Keys for selecting and moving objects

This table isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Temporarily select Selection or Direct Selection tool (last used)

Any tool (except selection tools)+Ctrl

Any tool (except selection tools)+ Command

Temporarily select Group Selection tool

Direct Selection tool+Alt; or Pen, Add Anchor Point, or Delete Anchor Point tool+Alt+Ctrl

Direct Selection tool+Option; or Pen, Add Anchor Point, or Delete Anchor Point tool+Option+Command

Select container of selected content

Esc or double-click

Esc or double-click

Select content of selected container

Shift+Esc or double-click

Shift+Esc or double-click

Add to or subtract from a selection of multiple objects

Selection, Direct Selection, or Group Selection tool+Shift–click (to deselect, click center point)

Selection, Direct Selection, or Group Selection tool+Shift–click (to deselect, click center point)

Duplicate selection

Selection, Direct Selection, or Group Selection tool+Alt–drag*

Selection, Direct Selection, or Group Selection tool+ Option–drag*

Duplicate and offset selection

Alt+Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, or Down Arrow key

Option+Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, or Down Arrow key

Duplicate and offset selection by 10 times**

Alt+Shift+Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, Down Arrow key

Option+Shift+Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, Down Arrow key

Move selection**

Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, Down Arrow key

Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, Down Arrow key

Move selection by 10th**

Ctrl+Shift+Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, Down arrow key

Command+Shift+Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, Down arrow key

Move selection by 10 times**

Shift+Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, Down Arrow key

Shift+Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, Down Arrow key

Select master page item from document page

Selection or Direct Selection tool+Ctrl+Shift–click

Selection or Direct Selection tool+ Command+Shift–click

Select next object behind or in front

Selection tool+Ctrl–click, or Selection tool+Alt+Ctrl–click

Selection tool+Command–click or Selection tool+Option+ Command–click

Select next or previous frame in story

Alt+Ctrl+Page Down/ Alt+Ctrl+Page Up

Option+Command+Page Down/ Option+Command+Page Up

Select first or last frame in story

Shift+Alt+Ctrl+Page Down/ Shift+Alt+Ctrl+Page Up

Shift+Option+Command+Page Down/ Shift+Option+Command+Page Up

*Press Shift to constrain movement to 45° angles.

**Amount is set in Edit > Preferences > Units & Increments (Windows) or InDesign > Preferences > Units & Increments (Mac OS).

Keys for transforming objects

This table isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Duplicate and transform selection

Transformation tool+Alt–drag*

Transformation tool+Option–drag*

Display Transform tool dialog box

Select object+double-click Scale tool, Rotate tool, or Shear tool in Toolbox

Select object+double-click Scale tool, Rotate tool, or Shear tool in Toolbox

Decrease scale by 1%

Ctrl+,

Command+,

Decrease scale by 5%

Ctrl+Alt+,

Command+Option+,

Increase scale by 1%

Ctrl+.

Command+.

Increase scale by 5%

Ctrl+Alt+.

Command+Option+.

Resize frame and content

Selection tool+Ctrl–drag

Selection tool+Command–drag

Resize frame and content proportionately

Selection tool+Shift+Ctrl–drag

Selection tool+Shift+Command–drag

Constrain proportion

Ellipse tool, Polygon tool, or Rectangle tool+Shift–drag

Ellipse tool, Polygon tool, or Rectangle tool+Shift–drag

Switch image from High Quality Display to Fast Display

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Z

Command+Option+Shift+Z

*After you select a transformation tool, hold down the mouse button, and then hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) and drag. Press Shift to constrain movement to 45° angles.

Keys for editing paths and frames

This table isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Temporarily select Convert Direction Point tool

Direct Selection tool+Alt+Ctrl, or Pen tool+Alt

Direct Selection tool+Option+ Command, or Pen tool+Option

Temporarily switch between Add Anchor Point and Delete Anchor Point tool

Alt

Option

Temporarily select Add Anchor Point tool

Scissors tool+Alt

Scissors tool+Option

Keep Pen tool selected when pointer is over path or anchor point

Pen tool+Shift

Pen tool+Shift

Move anchor point and handles while drawing

Pen tool+spacebar

Pen tool+spacebar

Display the Stroke panel

F10

Command+F10

Keys for tables

This table isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Insert or delete rows or columns while dragging

Begin dragging row or column border, and then hold down Alt as you drag

Begin dragging row or column border, and then hold down Option as you drag

Resize rows or columns without changing the size of the table

Shift–drag interior row or column border

Shift–drag interior row or column border

Resize rows or columns proportionally

Shift–drag right or bottom table border

Shift–drag right or bottom table border

Move to next/previous cell

Tab/Shift+Tab

Tab/Shift+Tab

Move to first/last cell in column

Alt+Page Up/ Alt+Page Down

Option+Page Up/ Option+Page Down

Move to first/last cell in row

Alt+Home/ Alt+End

Option+Home/ Option+End

Move to first/last row in frame

Page Up/Page Down

Page Up/Page Down

Move up/down one cell

Up Arrow/Down Arrow

Up Arrow/Down Arrow

Move left/right one cell

Left Arrow/Right Arrow

Left Arrow/Right Arrow

Select cell above/below the current cell

Shift+Up Arrow/ Shift+Down Arrow

Shift+Up Arrow/ Shift+Down Arrow

Select cell to the right/left of the current cell

Shift+Right Arrow/ Shift+Left Arrow

Shift+Right Arrow/ Shift+Left Arrow

Start row on next column

Enter (numeric keypad)

Enter (numeric keypad)

Start row on next frame

Shift+Enter (numeric keypad)

Shift+Enter (numeric keypad)

Toggle between text selection and cell selection

Esc

Esc

Keys for finding and changing text

This table isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Insert selected text into Find What box

Ctrl+F1

Command+F1

Insert selected text into Find What box and finds next

Shift+F1

Shift+F1

Find next occurrence of Find What text

Shift+F2 or Alt+Ctrl+F

Shift+F2 or Option+Command+F

Insert selected text into Change To box

Ctrl+F2

Command+F2

Replace selection with Change To text

Ctrl+F3

Command+F3

Keys for working with type

This table isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Bold (only for fonts with bold face)

Shift+Ctrl+B

Shift+Command+B

Italic (only for fonts with italic face)

Shift+Ctrl+I

Shift+Command+I

Normal

Shift+Ctrl+Y

Shift+Command+Y

Underline

Shift+Ctrl+U

Shift+Command+U

Strikethrough

Shift+Ctrl+/

Control+Shift+Command+/

All caps (on/off)

Shift+Ctrl+K

Shift+Command+K

Asian language hyphenation

Shift+Ctrl+K

Shift+Command+K

Small caps (on/off)

Shift+Ctrl+H

Shift+Command+H

Tate-chu-yoko setting

Shift+Ctrl+H

Shift+Command+H

Superscript

Shift+Ctrl+(+) [plus sign]

Shift+Command+(+) [plus sign]

Subscript

Shift+Alt+Ctrl+(+) [plus sign]

Shift+Option+Command+(+) [plus sign]

Reset horizontal or vertical scale to 100%

Shift+Ctrl+X or Shift+Alt+Ctrl+X

Shift+Command+X or Shift+Option+Command+X

Basic letter group setting or detail setting

Shift+Ctrl+X or Shift+Alt+Ctrl+X

Shift+Command+X or Shift+Option+Command+X

Align left, right, or center

Shift+Ctrl+L, R, or C

Shift+Command+L, R, or C

Justify all lines

Shift+Ctrl+F (all lines) or J (all but last line)

Shift+Command+F (all lines) or J (all but last line)

Align both ends or equal spacing

Shift+Ctrl+F (align both end) or J (equal spacing)

Shift+Command+F (align both ends) or J (equal spacing)

Increase or decrease point size*

Shift+Ctrl+> or <

Shift+Command+> or <

Increase or decrease point size by five times*

Shift+Ctrl+Alt+> or <

Shift+Command+ Option+> or <

Increase or decrease leading (horizontal text)*

Alt+Up Arrow/ Alt+Down Arrow

Option+Up Arrow/ Option+Down Arrow

Increase or decrease leading (vertical text)*

Alt+Right Arrow/ Alt+Left Arrow

Option+Right Arrow/ Option+Left Arrow

Increase or decrease leading by five times (horizontal text)*

Alt+Ctrl+Up Arrow/ Alt+Ctrl+Down Arrow

Option+Command+Up Arrow/ Option+Command+Down Arrow

Increase or decrease leading by five times (vertical text)*

Alt+Ctrl+Right Arrow/ Alt+Ctrl+Left Arrow

Option+Command+Right Arrow/ Option+Command+Left Arrow

Auto leading

Shift+Alt+Ctrl+A

Shift+Option+Command+A

Align to grid (on/off)

Shift+Alt+Ctrl+G

Shift+Option+Command+G

Auto-hyphenate (on/off)

Shift+Alt+Ctrl+H

Shift+Option+Command+H

Increase or decrease kerning and tracking (horizontal text)

Alt+Left Arrow/Alt+Right Arrow

Option+Left Arrow/ Option+Right Arrow

Increase or decrease kerning and tracking (vertical text)

Alt+Up Arrow/ Alt+Down Arrow

Option+Up Arrow/ Option+Down Arrow

Increase or decrease kerning and tracking by five times (horizontal text)

Alt+Ctrl+Left Arrow/ Alt+Ctrl+Right Arrow

Option+Command+Left Arrow/ Option+Command+Right Arrow

Increase or decrease kerning and tracking by five times (vertical text)

Alt+Ctrl+Up Arrow/ Alt+Ctrl+Down Arrow

Option+Command+Up Arrow/ Option+Command+Down Arrow

Increase kerning between words*

Alt+Ctrl+\

Option+Command+\

Decrease kerning between words*

Alt+Ctrl+Backspace

Option+Command+Delete

Clear all manual kerning and reset tracking to 0

Alt+Ctrl+Q

Option+Command+Q

Increase or decrease baseline shift** (horizontal text)

Shift+Alt+Up Arrow/ Shift+Alt+Down Arrow

Shift+Option+Up Arrow/ hift+Option+Down Arrow

Increase or decrease baseline shift** (vertical text)

Shift+Alt+Right Arrow/ Shift+Alt+Left Arrow

Shift+Option+Right Arrow/ Shift+Option+Left Arrow

Increase or decrease baseline shift by five times (horizontal text)

Shift+Alt+Ctrl+Up Arrow/ Shift+Alt+Ctrl+Down Arrow

Shift+Option+Command+Up Arrow/ Shift+Option+Command+Down Arrow

Increase or decrease baseline shift by five times (vertical text)

Shift+Alt+Ctrl+Right Arrow/ Shift+Alt+Ctrl+Left Arrow

Shift+Option+Command+Right Arrow/ hift+Option+Command+Left Arrow

Automatically flow story

Shift–click loaded text icon

Shift–click loaded text icon

Semi-automatically flow story

Alt–click loaded text icon

Option–click loaded text icon

Recompose all stories

Alt+Ctrl+/

Option+Command+/

Insert current page number

Alt+Ctrl+N

Option+Command+N

*Press Shift to increase or decrease kerning between words by five times.

**Amount is set in Edit > Preferences > Units & Increments (Windows) or InDesign > Preferences > Units & Increments (Mac OS).

Keys for navigating through and selecting text

This table isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows Action

Mac OS Action

Move to right or left one character

Right Arrow/ Left Arrow

Right Arrow/ Left Arrow

Move up or down one line

Up Arrow/ Down Arrow

Up Arrow/ Down Arrow

Move to right or left one word

Ctrl+Right Arrow/ Ctrl+Left Arrow

Command+Right Arrow/ Command+Left Arrow

Move to start or end of line

Home/End

Home/End

Move to previous or next paragraph

Ctrl+Up Arrow/ Ctrl+Down Arrow

Command+Up Arrow/ Command+Down Arrow

Move to start or end of story

Ctrl+Home/ Ctrl+End

Command+Home/ Command+End

Select one word

Double-click word

Double-click word

Select one character right or left

Shift+Right Arrow/ Shift+Left Arrow

Shift+Right Arrow/ Shift+Left Arrow

Select one line above or below

Shift+Up Arrow/ Shift+Down Arrow

Shift+Up Arrow/ Shift+Down Arrow

Select start or end of line

Shift+Home/ Shift+End

Shift+Home/ Shift+End

Select one paragraph

Triple-click or quadruple-click paragraph, depending on Text Preferences setting

Triple-click or quadruple-click paragraph, depending on Text Preferences setting

Select one paragraph before or after

Shift+Ctrl+Up Arrow/ Shift+Ctrl+Down Arrow

Shift+Command+Up Arrow/ Shift+Command+Down Arrow

Select current line

Shift+Ctrl+\

Shift+Command+\

Select characters from insertion point

Shift–click

Shift–click

Select start or end of story

Shift+Ctrl+Home/ Shift+Ctrl+End

Shift+Command+Home/ Shift+Command+End

Select all in story

Ctrl+A

Command+A

Select first/last frame

Shift+Alt+Ctrl+Page Up/ Shift+Alt+Ctrl+Page Down

Shift+Option+ Command+Page Up/ Shift+Option+ Command+Page Down

Select previous/next frame

Alt+Ctrl+Page Up/ Alt+Ctrl+Page Down

Option+Command+Page Up/ Option+Command+Page Down

Delete word in front of insertion point (Story Editor)

Ctrl+Backspace or Delete

Command+Delete or Del (numeric keypad)

Update missing font list

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+/

Command+Option+Shift+/

Keys for viewing documents and document workspaces

This table isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Temporarily select Hand tool

Spacebar (with no text insertion point), Alt-drag (with text insertion point), or Alt+spacebar (in both text and non-text modes)

Spacebar (with no text insertion point), Option–drag (with text insertion point), or Option+spacebar (in both text and nontext modes)

Temporarily select Zoom In tool

Ctrl+spacebar

Command+spacebar

Temporarily select Zoom Out tool

Alt+Ctrl+spacebar or Alt+Zoom In tool

Option+Command+spacebar or Option+Zoom In tool

Zoom to 50%, 200%, or 400%

Ctrl+5, 2, or 4

Command+5, 2, or 4

Redraw screen

Shift+F5

Shift+F5

Open new default document

Ctrl+Alt+N

Command+Option+N

Switch between current and previous zoom levels

Alt+Ctrl+2

Option+Command+2

Switch to next/previous document window

Ctrl+~ [tilde]/ Shift+Ctrl+F6 or Ctrl+Shift+~ [tilde]

Command+F6 or Command+~ [tilde]/ Command+Shift+~ [tilde]

Scroll up/down one screen

Page Up/Page Down

Page Up/Page Down

Go back/forward to last-viewed page

Ctrl+Page Up/ Ctrl+Page Down

Command+Page Up/ Command+Page Down

Go to previous/next spread

Alt+Page Up/ Alt+Page Down

Option+Page Up/ Option+Page Down

Fit spread in window

Double-click Hand tool

Double-click Hand tool

Activate the Go To command

Ctrl+J

Command+J

Fit selection in window

Ctrl+Alt+(+) [plus sign]

Command+Option+(+) [plus sign]

Display the entire object

Ctrl+Alt+(+) [plus sign]

Command+Option+(+) [plus sign]

Go to master page while \ panel is closed

Ctrl+J, type prefix of master, press Enter

Command+J, type prefix of master, press Return

Cycle through units of measurement

Shift+Alt+Ctrl+U

Shift+Option+Command+U

Snap guide to ruler increments

Shift–drag guide

Shift–drag guide

Switch between page and spread guides (creation only)

Ctrl–drag guide

Command–drag guide

Temporarily turn on/off snap to

 

Control-drag object

Create vertical and horizontal ruler guides for the spread

Ctrl–drag from zero point

Command–drag from zero point

Select all guides

Alt+Ctrl+G

Option+Command+G

Lock or unlock zero point

Right-click zero point and choose an option

Control–click zero point and choose an option

Use current magnification for view threshold of new guide

Alt–drag guide

Option–drag guide

Select buttons in alert dialog boxes

Press first letter of button name, if underlined

Press first letter of button name

Show information on installed plug‑ins and InDesign components

Ctrl+Help > About Design

Command+InDesign menu > About InDesign

Keys for working with XML

This table isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Expand/Collapse element

Right Arrow/Left Arrow

Right Arrow/Left Arrow

Expand/Collapse element and child elements

Alt+Right Arrow/ Alt+Left Arrow

Option+Right Arrow/ Option+Left Arrow

Extend XML selection up/down

Shift+Up Arrow/ Shift+Down Arrow

Shift+Up Arrow/ Shift+Down Arrow

Move XML selection up/down

Up Arrow/ Down Arrow

Up Arrow/ Down Arrow

Scroll structure pane up/down one screen

Page Up/ Page Down

Page Up/ Page Down

Select first/last XML node

Home/ End

Home/ End

Extend selection to first/last XML node

Shift+Home/ Shift+End

Shift+Home/ Shift+End

Go to previous/next validation error

Ctrl+Left Arrow/ Ctrl+Right Arrow

Command+Left Arrow/ Command+Right Arrow

Automatically tag text frames and tables

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F7

Command+Option+Shift+F7

Keys for indexing

This table isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Create index entry without dialog box

(alphanumeric only)

Shift+Ctrl+Alt+[

Shift+Command+Option+[

Open index entry dialog box

Ctrl+7

Command+7

Create proper name index entry (last name, first name)

Shift+Ctrl+Alt+]

Shift+Command+Option+]

Keys for panels

This table isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Delete without confirmation

Alt-click Delete icon

Option-click Delete icon

Create item and set options

Alt-click New button

Option-click New button

Apply value and keep focus on option

Shift+Enter

Shift+Enter

Activate last-used option in last-used panel

Ctrl+Alt+~ [tilde]

Command+Option+~ [tilde]

Select range of styles, layers, links, swatches, or library objects in a panel

Shift-click

Shift-click

Select nonadjacent styles, layers, links, swatches, or library objects in a panel

Ctrl-click

Command-click

Apply value and select next value

Tab

Tab

Move focus to selected object, text, or window

Esc

Esc

Show/Hide all panels, Toolbox, and Control panel (with no insertion point)

Tab

Tab

Show/Hide all panels except the Toolbox and Control panel (docked or not)

Shift+Tab

Shift+Tab

Open or close all stashed panels

Ctrl+Alt+Tab

Command+Option+Tab

Stash a panel group

Alt+drag any panel tab (in the group) to edge of screen

Option+drag any panel tab (in the group) to edge of window

Select item by name

Alt+Ctrl-click in list, and then use keyboard to select item by name

Option+Command-click in list and then use keyboard to select item by name

Open the Drop Shadow panel

Alt+Ctrl+M

Command+Option+M

Keys for the Control panel

This table isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Toggle focus to/from Control panel

Ctrl+6

Command+6

Toggle Character/Paragraph text attributes mode

Ctrl+Alt+7

Command+Option+7

Change reference point when proxy has focus

Any key on the numeric keypad or keyboard numbers

Any key on the numeric keypad or keyboard numbers

Display the pop-up menu that has focus

Alt+Down Arrow

Open Units & Increments Preferences

Alt-click Kerning icon

Option-click Kerning icon

Open the Text Frame Options dialog box

Alt-click Number Of Columns icon

Option-click Number of Columns icon

Open the Move dialog box

Alt-click X or Y icon

Option-click X or Y icon

Open the Rotate dialog box

Alt-click Angle icon

Option-click Angle icon

Open the Scale dialog box

Alt-click X or Y Scale icon

Option-click X or Y Scale icon

Open the Shear dialog box

Alt-click Shear icon

Option-click Shear icon

Open Text Preferences

Alt-click Superscript, Subscript, or Small Caps button

Option-click Superscript, Subscript, or Small Caps button

Open the Underline Options dialog box

Alt-click Underline button

Option-click Underline button

Open the Strikethrough Options dialog box

Alt-click Strikethrough button

Option-click Strikethrough button

Open the Grids Preferences

Alt-click Align To Baseline Grid, or Do Not Align To Baseline Grid button

Option-click Align To Baseline Grid, or Do Not Align To Baseline Grid button

Open the Drop Caps & Nested Styles dialog box

Alt-click Drop Cap Number Of Lines, or Drop Cap One Or More Characters icon

Option-click Drop Cap Number Of Lines, or Drop Cap One Or More Characters icon

Open the Justification dialog box

Alt-click Leading icon

Option-click Leading icon

Open Named Grid dialog box

Double-click Named Grid icon

Double-click Named Grid icon

Open New Named Grid Options dialog box

Alt-click Named Grid icon

Option-click Named Grid icon

Open Frame Grid Options dialog box

Alt-click Number of characters Horizontal, Number of Characters Vertical, Character Aki, Line Aki, Vertical Scale, Horizontal Scale, Grid View, Font Size, Number of Columns, or Column Gutter icon

Option-click Number of characters Horizontal, Number of Characters Vertical, Character Aki, Line Aki, Vertical Scale, Horizontal Scale, Grid View, Font Size, Number of Columns, or Column Gutter icon

Keys for type panels and dialog boxes

This table isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Open Justification dialog box

Alt+Ctrl+Shift+J

Option+Command+Shift+J

Open Paragraph Rules dialog box

Alt+Ctrl+J

Option+Command+J

Open Keep Options dialog box

Alt+Ctrl+K

Option+Command+K

Activate Character panel

Ctrl+T

Command+T

Activate Paragraph panel

Ctrl+Alt+T

Command+Option+T

Keys for the character and paragraph styles

This table isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Make character style definition match text

Select text and press Shift+Alt+Ctrl+C

Select text and press Shift+Option+Command+C

Make paragraph style definition match text

Select text and press Shift+Alt+Ctrl+R

Select text and press Shift+Option+Command+R

Change options without applying style

Shift+Alt+Ctrl-double-click style

Shift+Option+Command-double-click style

Remove style and local formatting

Alt-click paragraph style name

Option-click paragraph style name

Clear overrides from paragraph style

Alt+Shift-click paragraph style name

Option+Shift-click paragraph style name

Show/hide Paragraph and Character Styles panels, respectively

F11, Shift+F11

Command+F11, Command+Shift+F11

Keys for the Tabs panel

This table isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Activate Tabs panel

Shift+Ctrl+T

Shift+Command+T

Switch between alignment options

Alt-click tab

Option-click tab

Keys for the Layers panel

This table isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Select all objects on layer

Alt-click layer

Option-click layer

Copy selection to new layer

Alt-drag small square to new layer

Option-drag small square to new layer

Add new layer below selected layer

Ctrl-click Create New Layer

Command-click Create New Layer

Add new layer to the top of the layer list

Shift+Ctrl-click Create New Layer

Shift+Command-click Create New Layer

Add new layer to the top of the layer list and open New Layer dialog box

Shift+Alt+Ctrl-click Create New Layer

Cmd+Option+Shift-click Create New Layer

Add new layer and open New Layer dialog box

Alt-click Create New Layer

Option-click Create New Layer

Keys for the Pages panel

This table isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Apply master to selected page

Alt-click master

Option-click master

Base another master page on selected master

Alt-click the master you want to base the selected master on

Option-click the master you want to base the selected master on

Create master page

Ctrl-click Create New Page button

Command-click Create New Page button

Display Insert Pages dialog box

Alt-click New Page button

Option-click New Page button

Add new page after last page

Shift+Ctrl+P

Shift+Command+P

Keys for the Color panel

This table isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Move color sliders in tandem

Shift-drag slider

Shift-drag slider

Select a color for the nonactive fill or stroke

Alt-click color bar

Option-click color bar

Switch between color modes (CMYK, RGB, LAB)

Shift-click color bar

Shift-click color bar

Keys for using the Separations Preview panel

This table isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows Action

Mac OS Action

Turn on Overprint preview

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Y

Command+Option+Shift+Y

Show all plates

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+~ [tilde]

Command+Option+Shift+~ [tilde]

Show Cyan plate

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+1

Command+Option+Shift+1

Show Magenta plate

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+2

Command+Option+Shift+2

Show Yellow plate

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+3

Command+Option+Shift+3

Show Black plate

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+4

Command+Option+Shift+4

Show 1st Spot plate

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+5

Command+Option+Shift+5

Show 2nd Spot plate

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+6

Command+Option+Shift+6

Show 3rd Spot plate

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+7

Command+Option+Shift+7

Keys for the Swatches panel

This table isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Create new swatch based on the current swatch

Alt-click New Swatch button

Option-click New Swatch button

Create spot color swatch based on the current swatch

Alt+Ctrl-click New Swatch button

Option+Command-click New Swatch button

Change options without applying swatch

Shift+Alt+Ctrl-double-click swatch

Shift+Option+Command-double-click swatch

Keys for the Transform panel

This table isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

Mac OS

Apply value and copy object

Alt+Enter

Option+Enter

Apply width, height, or scale value proportionally

Ctrl+Enter

Command+Enter

Keys for resolving conflicts between Mac OS 10.3x and 10.4

This table isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. It lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Mac OS

Open Preferences dialog box

Command+K

Open Paragraph Styles panel

Command+F11

Open Character Styles panel

Command+Shift+F11

Open Swatches panel

F5

Open Pages panel

Command+F12

Minimize active application window

Command+M

Hide application

Command+H

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