Adobe InDesign CS6 for Mac


Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing software application that breaks down the barriers between online and offline publishing. InDesign can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books, as well as publish content suitable for tablet devices in conjunction with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.

InDesign is the successor to Adobe’s own PageMaker.

Screenshots

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Shortcuts

Action
Shortcut
Tools
Direct SelectionA
ScissorsC
Free TransformE
Rectangle FrameF
GradientG
HandH
EyedropperI
Toggle Formatting Affects Container and Formatting Affects TextJ
MeasureK
EllipseL
RectangleM
Pencil (Note)N
PenP
Frame Grid (vertical)Q
RotateR
ShearS
TypeT
GapU
SelectionV
Switch between Normal View and Preview ModeW
Toggle Fill and StrokeX
Frame Grid (horizontal)Y
ZoomZ
Add Anchor Point!ERROR! undefined variable 'equal'
Delete Anchor Point- (hyphen)
Line (back slash)
Apply Color, (comma)
Apply Gradient. (period)
Apply No Color/ (forward slash)
Toggle Selection and Direct Selection⌘ (CMD) + Tab
Temporarily select Zoom in⌘ (CMD) + Space
Convert Direction PointShift + C
Gradient FeatherShift + G
PageShift + P
Type On A PathShit + T
Type
Boldy⌘ (CMD) + Shift + B
Italic⌘ (CMD) + Shift + I
Normal⌘ (CMD) + Shift + Y
Strikethrough⌘ (CMD) + Shift + /
Toggle caps on or off⌘ (CMD) + Shift + K
Asian Language hyphenation⌘ (CMD) + Shift + K
Toggle Small caps on or off⌘ (CMD) + Shift + H
Superscript⌘ (CMD) + Shift + + (plus)
Subscript⌘ (CMD) + Shift + - (plus)
Increase or decrease font size⌘ (CMD) + Shift + > or <
Increase or decrease font size by five times⌘ (CMD) + Shift + Option + > or <
Reset horizontal or vertical scale to 100%⌘ (CMD) + Shift + X
Align left, right, or center⌘ (CMD) + Shift + L, R, or C
Justify all lines⌘ (CMD) + Shift + F
Increase or decrease horizontal text leadingOption + Up arrow or Down arrow
Increase or decrease vertical text leadingOption + Right arrow or Left arrow
Auto leading⌘ (CMD) + Option + Shift + A
Toggle align to grid on or off⌘ (CMD) + Option + Shift + G
Auto-hyphenate on or off⌘ (CMD) + Option + Shift + H
Automatically flow storyShift + Click on loaded text icon
Semi-automatically flow storyOption + Click loaded text icon
Recompose all storiesOption + ⌘ (CMD) + /
Insert page numberOption + ⌘ (CMD) + N
Update missing font list⌘ (CMD) + Option + Shift + /
Character and Paragraph Styles
Make character style definition match textSelect text + ⌘ (CMD) + Option + Shift + C
Make paragraph style definition match textSelect text + ⌘ (CMD) + Option + Shift + R
Change options without applying style⌘ (CMD) + Option + Shift + Double-click style
Remove style and formattingOption + Click paragraph style name
Clear overrides from paragraph styleOption + Shift + Click paragraph style name
Show/Hide Paragraph styles panelsF11
Show/Hide Character styles panelsShift + F11
Panels
Move focus to selected objectEsc
Show/Hide all panels, Toolbox, and Control panelTab
Show/Hide all panels except Toolbox and Control panelShift + Tab
Open/Close all stashed panels⌘ (CMD) + Option + Tab
Activate last used option⌘ (CMD) + Option + ~ (tilde)
Open Drop Shadow panel⌘ (CMD) + Option + M
Delete without confirmationOption + Click Delete icon
Create item and set optionsOption + Click New button
Stack a panel groupOption + drag a panel tab to edge of screen
Expand/Collapse Panel stacks⌘ (CMD) + Option + Shift + Tab
Open paragraph Rules dialog boxOption + ⌘ (CMD) + J
Open Keep Options dialog boxOption + ⌘ (CMD) + K
Activate Paragraph panel⌘ (CMD) + Option + T
Activate Character panel⌘ (CMD) + T
Open Justification dialog boxOption + ⌘ (CMD) + Shift + J
Toggle between Character and Paragraph options⌘ (CMD) + Option + 7
Highlight first option in Control panel⌘ (CMD) + 6
Layers Panel
Select all objects on layerOption + Click layer
Copy selection to new layerOption + drag small square to new layer
Add new layer below selected layer⌘ (CMD) + click Create New Layer
Add new layer to the top of layer list⌘ (CMD) + Shift + Click Create New Layer
Pages Panel
Apply master to selected pageOption + click master
Add new page at the endShift + ⌘ (CMD) + P
Create master page⌘ (CMD) + Click Create New Page button
Color Panel
Move all color sliders togetherShift + drag slider
Select a color for the inactive fill or strokeOption + click color bar
Switch color modes between CMYK, RGB, and LABShift + click color bar
Separations Panel
Show Cyan palte⌘ (CMD) + Option + Shift + 1
Show Magenta plate⌘ (CMD) + Option + Shift + 2
Show Yellow plate⌘ (CMD) + Option + Shift + 3
Show Black plate⌘ (CMD) + Option + Shift + 4
Show 1st Spot plate⌘ (CMD) + Option + Shift + 5
Show 2nd Spot plate⌘ (CMD) + Option + Shift + 6
Show 3rd Spot plate⌘ (CMD) + Option + Shift + 7
Turn on Overprint preview⌘ (CMD) + Option + Shift + Y
Show all plates⌘ (CMD) + Option + Shift + ~ (tilde)
Swatches Panel
Create new swatch based on active oneOption + click New Swatch button
Create spot color based on active swatchOption + ⌘ (CMD) + Click new swatch button
Change options without applying swatchShift + Option + ⌘ (CMD) + double-click swatch
Transform Panel
Apply value and objectOption + Enter
Apply width, height, or scale value proportionally⌘ (CMD) + Enter
Pictures and Content
Scale pictures 1% bigger or smaller⌘ (CMD) + > or <
Scale pictures 5% bigger or smaller⌘ (CMD) + Option + > or <
Fit frame to content⌘ (CMD) + Option + C
Center content⌘ (CMD) + Shift + E
Fill frame proportionally⌘ (CMD) + Option + Shift + C
Fit content proportionally⌘ (CMD) + Option + Shift + E
Move object by increment x 10Shift + up, down, left, or right arrow key
Move object by increment x 1/10⌘ (CMD) + Shift + up, down, left, or right arrow key
Insert Characters and Whitespace
Type in single quoteOption + '
Type in double quoteOption + Shift + '
Indent to here⌘ (CMD) +
Right indent tabShift + Tab
Discretionary hyphen⌘ (CMD) + Shift + - (hyphen)
Nonbreaking hyphen⌘ (CMD) + Option + - (hyphen)
Em space⌘ (CMD) + Shift + M
En spacce⌘ (CMD) + Shift + N
Nonbreaking space⌘ (CMD) + Option + X
Thin space⌘ (CMD) + Option + Shift + M
Frame breakShift + Enter
Page break⌘ (CMD) + Enter
Navigating Documents
Go to specific page⌘ (CMD) + J
Go to first page⌘ (CMD) + Shift + Page Up
Go to last page⌘ (CMD) + Shift + Page Down
Switch between documents⌘ (CMD) + ~ (tilde)
Zooming
Zoom In or Out⌘ (CMD) + + (Plus) or - (minus)
Fit page in window⌘ (CMD) + 0
Fit spread in window⌘ (CMD) + Option + 0
Toggle between current and previous zoom levels⌘ (CMD) + Option + 2
Miscellaneous
Highlight last used panel field⌘ (CMD) + Option + ~ (tilde)
Select all guides⌘ (CMD) + Option + G
Alphabetically sort menuKeep ⌘ (CMD) + Option + Shift pressed and click on Menu

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