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Chapter 6. Keyboard Shortcuts > Customizing Shortcuts

Customizing Shortcuts

While many Adobe InDesign key commands will be easy for you to use, there may be others that make your work more difficult. For example, after years of importing objects in XPress using Command-E/Ctrl-E (for Get Picture), InDesign now asks you to use Command-D/Ctrl-D (for Place). In XPress, the latter command duplicates selected objects, but if you use the formerin InDesign, you open the Export dialog box. Fortunately, you can resolve this dilemma by customizing your key commands to whatever you want them to be.

The easiest way to change InDesign’s keyboard shortcuts is to select a different set from the Set popup menu in the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box. InDesign ships with one shortcut set other than its default: QuarkXPress 4.0 keyboard shortcuts. If you really like XPress’s shortcuts, choose this. Suddenly, Command-E/Ctrl-E activates Place, Command-3/Ctrl-3 adds an automatic page number, and so on.


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