Shortcuts InDesign for Windows

We present to your attention the shortcuts for the InDesign for Windows which is used on the operating system Windows, in this hotkeys description 148 of the most popular and important shortcuts are offered. You can also add your changes on our portal if you consider the data insufficiently complete or add a new program from the very beginning.

Efficient Zoom & Pan

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+Spacebar Drag mouse to Zoom
Ctrl+0 Fit Page in view
Ctrl+Alt+0 Fit Spread in View
Ctrl++/Ctrl+- Zoom in/Zoom out
Spacebar+Drag Pan in View
Alt+Drag Pan when in Text

Click Technique

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+Click Select Thru
Ctrl+Shift+Click Override master
Ctrl+Shift+Drag Scale Graphics

Formatting Shortcuts

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+Shift+ Decrease/Increase font size
Alt+Up Arrow/Alt+Down Arrow Adjust Leading size
Ctrl+Shift+L Flush Left
Ctrl+Shift+R Flush Right
Ctrl+Shift+C Center
Ctrl+Shift+J Justify
Ctrl+Shift+B Bold
Ctrl+Shift+I Italic
Ctrl+Shift+U Underline
Alt+Left Arrow Tracking
Alt+Right Arrow Kerning
Shift+Alt+Up Arrow/Shift+Alt+Down Arrow Adjust baseline shift


Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
F5 Swatches
F7 Layers
F10 Stroke
F11 Paragraph styles
Shift+F11 Character styles
Ctrl+Alt+W Text Wrap
Ctrl+Shift+D Links
F8 Info
Ctrl+T Character
Ctrl+Alt+6 Control
Ctrl+F7 Object Styles
F6 Colors
F11/Ctrl+F11 Paragraph Styles
Shift+F8 Index
Shift+F9 Tables
Ctrl+Alt+F11 Scripts
Ctrl+Alt+W Text wrap

File Menu Shortcuts

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+N New File
Ctrl+O Open File
Ctrl+W Close window
Ctrl+Alt+O Open in bridge
Ctrl+D Place
Ctrl+S Save
Ctrl+Shift+S Save As
Ctrl+P Print
Ctrl+Alt+P Page Setup
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+P Package
Ctrl+Q Quit Application
Ctrl+E Export

Edit Menu shortcuts

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+Shift+Z Redo
Ctrl+C Copy
Ctrl+X Cut
Ctrl+V Paste
Ctrl+Shift+V Paste Without formatting
Ctrl+A Select all
Ctrl+Shift+A Deselect All
Ctrl+F Find/Change
Ctrl+Alt+F Find Next
Ctrl+I Check Spelling
Ctrl+K Preferences
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+V Paste in Place
Ctrl+Alt+V Paste Into
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+D Duplicate
Ctrl+Y Edit in Story Editor
Ctrl+F9 Check Out
Ctrl+Shift+F9 Check In
Ctrl+F5 Update Content
Ctrl+Enter Quick apply

Layout Menu Shortcuts

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+J Go to Page
Ctrl+Shift+P Add Page
Alt+PgUp/Alt+PgDn Previous/Next Spread

Type Menu Shortcuts

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Shift+Ctrl+T Tabs
Shift+Alt+F11 Glyphs
Shift+Enter Forced link break
Ctrl+Alt+I Hidden Characters

Object Menu shortcuts

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+Alt+4 Transform again
Ctrl+G Group
Ctrl+Shift+G Ungroup
Ctrl+8 Compound Path
Ctrl+Alt+M Drop Shadow
Ctrl+Shift+E Center Content
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+C Fill frame proportionlly
Ctrl+Shift+[ Bring front
Ctrl+Shift+] Send back
Ctrl+B Text Frame Options

View Menu Shortcuts

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+U Smart Guides
Ctrl+; Guides
Ctrl+Alt+H High Quality Display
Ctrl+Alt+Y Text Threads
Ctrl+H Frame edges
Ctrl+R Rulers
Ctrl+1 Actual Size
Ctrl+2 200% size
Ctrl+4 400% size
Ctrl+5 50% size
B Set Presentation background to black
G Set Presentation background to gray
W Set Presentation background to white
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+1 Show Cyan plate
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+2 Show Magenta plate
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+3 Show Yellow plate
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+4 Show Black Plate
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+5 Show 1st spot plate
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+6 Show 2nd spot plate
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+7 Show 3rd spot plate
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+' Show All Plates


Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
V Selection tool
A Direct selection tool
Y magic wind tool
Q Lasso tool
P Pen tool
Shift+B Blob brush tool
+/- Add/Delete anchor point tool
Shift+C Convert anchor point tool
T Type tool
\ Line segment tool
M Rectangle tool
L Ellipse tool
B Paintbrush tool
N Pencil tool
R Rotate tool
O Reflect tool
S Scale tool
Shift+R Warp tool
Shift+W Width tool
E Free Transform tool
Shift+M Shape builder tool
Shift+P Perspective grid tool
Shift+V Perspective selection tool
Shift+S Symbol sprayer tool
J Column graph tool
U Mesh tool
G Gradient tool
I Eyedropper tool
W Blend tool
Z Zoom tool
H Hand tool
C Scissors tool
Shift+E Eraser tool
Shift+K Slice tool
Shift+L Live paint selection tool
K Live Paint selection tool
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Date of change: 24.01.2019
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*Some of the keys listed may not work in older versions of the program