Do you know any Adobe® InDesign® CS6 shortcuts?

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Shortcuts can get us where we want to go faster, but we can't use them unless we know what they are. Here's a list of the InDesign CS6 shortcuts you will use the most. For a comprehensive list, download the PDF file at the bottom of the page.

 

Windows Mac
InDesign Help
Herff Jones plug-ins
HJ Layout Builder, HJ Art Placer, HJ GO! Design
F1
Herff Jones menu
Window menu
F1
Herff Jones menu
Window menu
Preferences General
Delete Preferences when starting up
Ctrl+K
Ctrl+Alt+Shift
Command+K
Command+Option+Shift
+Ctrl


Tools Windows/Mac
Selection tool
Direct Selection tool
Ellipse tool
Eyedropper tool
Free Transform tool
Gradient tool
Hand tool
Line tool
Measure tool
Pen tool
Pencil tool
Rectangle Frame tool
Rectangle tool
Rotate tool
Scale tool
Swap fill & stroke buttons
Swap fill & stroke colors
Type on Path tool
Type tool
Zoom tool
V
A
L
I
E
G
H
\
K
P
N
F
M
R
S
X
Shift+X
Shift+T
T
Z


File Windows Mac

New Document
Open
Browse
Close Document
Close All
Save
Save as
Save a Copy
Save all
Place
Package
Print
Exit

Edit

Ctrl+N
Ctrl+O
Ctrl+Alt+O
Ctrl+W
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+W
Ctrl+S
Ctrl+Shift+S
Ctrl+Alt+S
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S
Ctrl+D
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+P
Ctrl+P
Ctrl+Q

Windows

Command +N
Command+O
Command+Option+O
Command+W
Command+Shift+Option+W
Command+S
Command+Shift+S
Command+Option+S
Command+Shift+Option+S
Command+D
Command+Option+Shift+P
Command+P
Command+Q

Mac

Undo
Redo
Cut
Copy
Paste
Paste Into
Paste in Place
Duplicate
Step & Repeat
Select All
Deselect All
Edit in Story Editor
Find/Change
Check Spelling
Ctrl+Z
Ctrl+Shift+Z
Ctrl+X
Ctrl+C
Ctrl+V
Ctrl+Alt+V
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+V
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+D
Ctrl+Shift+U
Ctrl+A
Ctrl+Shift+A
Ctrl+Y
Ctrl+F
Ctrl+I
Command+Z
Command+Shift+Z
Command+X
Command+C
Command+V
Command+Option+V
Command+Shift+Option+V
Command+Shift+Option+D
Command+Shift+U
Command+A
Command+Shift+A
Command+Y
Command+F
Command+I

Indexing Windows Mac

New
Index Palette
Mark Proper Names
Mark Clubs/Businesses
Nonbreaking Space

Layout

Ctrl+7
Shift+F8
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+]
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+[
Ctrl+Alt+X

Windows

Command+7
Shift+F8
Command+Option+Shift+]
Command+Option+Shift+[
Command+Option+X

Mac

First Page
Previous Page
Next Page
Last Page

Next Spread
Previous Spread
Go Back
Go Forward
Add New Page

Ctrl+Shift+Page Up
Shift+Page Up
Shift+Page Down
Ctrl+Shift+Page Down

Alt+Page Down
Alt+Page Up
Ctrl+Page Up
Ctrl+Page Down
Ctrl+Shift+P

Command+Shift+PageUp
Shift+Page Up
Shift+Page Down
Command+Shift+Page Down
Option+Page Down
Option+Page Up
Command+Page Up
Command+Page Down
Command+Shift+P



Type Windows Mac

Character
Character Styles
Tabs
Paragraph
Paragraph Styles
Auto Page Number
Nonbreaking Space
Text Wrap
Create Outlines
Create Outlines without
deleting text

Ctrl+T
Shift+F11
Ctrl+Shift+T
Ctrl+M or Ctrl+Alt+T
F11
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+N
Ctrl+Alt+X
Ctrl+Alt+W
Ctrl+Shift+O
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+O

Command+T
Command+Shift+F11
Command+Shift+T
Command+Option+T
Command+F11
Command+Shift+Option+N
Command+Option+X
Command+Option+W
Command+Shift+O
Command+Shift+Option+O

Align Center
Align Left
Align Right
Justify all but last line
Justify all lines
Align to Baseline Grid

Ctrl+Shift+C
Ctrl+Shift+L
Ctrl+Shift+R
Ctrl+Shift+J
Ctrl+Shift+F
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+G

Command+Shift+C
Command+Shift+L
Command+Shift+R
Command+Shift+J
Command+Shift+F
Command+Shift+Option+G

Apply Bold
Apply Italic
Apply Normal

Ctrl+Shift+B
Ctrl+Shift+I
Ctrl+Shift+Y
Command+Shift+B
Command+Shift+I
Command+Shift+Y

Move to:
Beginning of story
End of story
Start of line
End of line
Left one word
Right one word


Ctrl+Home
Ctrl+End
Home
End
Ctrl+Left Arrow
Ctrl+Right Arrow

Command+Home
Command+End
Home
End
Command+Left Arrow
Command+Right Arrow

 

 

 

Character
All Caps
Small Caps
Strikethrough
Subscript
Superscript
Underline

Ctrl+Shift+K
Ctrl+Shift+H
Ctrl+Shift+/
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+=
Ctrl+Shift+=
Ctrl+Shift+U

Command+Shift+K
Command+Shift+H
Command+Shift+Control+/
Command+Shift+Option+=
Command+Shift+=
Command+Shift+U
Paragraph
Redefine Styles
Keep Options
Paragraph Rules
Paragraph Justification
Drop Caps & Nested Styles

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R
Ctrl+Alt+K
Ctrl+Alt+J
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+J
Ctrl+Alt+R

Command+Shift+Option+R
Command+Option+K
Command+Option+J
Command+Shift+Option+J
Command+Option+R

Object Windows Mac
Bring to Front
Send to Back
Bring Forward
Send Backward
Group
Ungroup
Lock Position
Unlock Position
Ctrl+Shift+]
Ctrl+Shift+[
Ctrl+]
Ctrl+[
Ctrl+G
Ctrl+Shiftl+G
Ctrl+L
Ctrl+Alt+L
Command+Shift+]
Command+Shift+[
Command+]
Command+[
Command+G
Command+Shift+G
Command+L
Command+Option+L
Text Frame Options
Fit Content to Frame
Fit Frame to Content
Fit Content Proportionally
Ctrl+B
Ctrl+Altl+E
Ctrl+Alt+C
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E
Command+B
Command+Option+E
Command+Option+C
Command+Shift+Option+E

Drop Shadow
Clipping Path
Compound Path Make

Ctrl+Alt+M
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+K
Ctrl+8
Command+Option+M
Command+Shift+Option+K
Command+8



View Windows Mac

Zoom In

Zoom Out

Fit Page in Window
Fit Spread in Window
Actual Size
200%
400%
50%
Entire Pasteboard
First Spread
Last Spread
Fit Selection-Window
Force Redraw

Hide/Show Rulers
Hide/Show Guides
Hide/Show all panels
Open/Close all panels in side tabs

Ctrl+=
Ctrl+Spacebar
Ctrl+- (hyphen)
Ctrl+Alt+Spacebar
Ctrl+0
Alt+Ctrl+0
Ctrl+1
Ctrl+2
Ctrl+4
Ctrl+5
Alt+Shift+Ctrl+0
Alt+Shift+Page Up
Alt+Shift+Page Down
Alt+Ctrl+=
Shift+F5

Ctrl+R
Ctrl+;
Tab
Alt+Ctrl+Tab

Command+=
Command+Spacebar
Command+- (hyphen)
Command+Option+Spacebar
Command+0
Command+Option+0
Command+1
Command+2
Command+4
Command+5
Shift+Command+Option+0
Shift+Option+Page Up
Shift+Option+Page Down
Command+Option+=
Shift+F5

Command+R
Command+;
Tab
Command+Option+Tab

Scroll down one screen
Scroll up one screen
Toggle Character & Paragraph modes in Control panel

Page Down
Page Up
Alt+Ctrl+7
Page Down
Page Up
Command+Option+7



Window Windows Mac

Align
Control
Info
Layers
Links
Pages
Preflight
Stroke
Swatches
Effects

Shift+F7
Ctrl+Alt+6
F8
F7
Ctrl+Shift+D
F12
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F
F10
F5
Shift+F10

Command+Shift+F7
Command+Option+6
F8
F7
Command+Shift+D
Command+F12
Command+Option+Shift+F
Command+F10
F5
Command+Shift+F10

 

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