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Part 2: The User Interface > Keyboard Shortcuts and Context Menus

5. Keyboard Shortcuts and Context Menus

Context-sensitive menus, or just “context menus” for short, can help you save a tremendous amount of time by providing a menu that changes depending on what or where you click your mouse. More specifically, the menu changes based upon what is selected and where your mouse is positioned when you right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Macintosh). Here are some of our favorite timesaving options that you can use.

  • Context menus when a page guide is selected let you copy, paste or move the guides. You can even change the guides color by choosing Ruler Guides.

  • You can also use context menus on the document ruler (the rulers at the top and left of the document window) to switch ruler measurements.

  • You can reduce or enlarge frame sizes with the Fit Frame to Content option. This works with both text and graphic frames (see Figure 5-1).

  • Use the Fit Content to Frame to proportionally or disproportionately cause graphic content inside of a frame to enlarge or reduce to fit into the frame in which it resides.

  • You can apply a drop shadow or feather to an object. When working with picture frames, remember to take care in what is selected; if you use the Direct Select tool, you may select the image rather than the picture frame.


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