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Time-Saving Tips Using InDesign

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Learn ways to save time using Adobe InDesign and spend more time on the creative aspects of a project.

Explore time-saving tips and tricks for using InDesign, the desktop publishing app from Adobe. Saving time on routine tasks in InDesign can leave more time for creativity. Adobe Certified Instructor Chad Chelius shows how to invoke commands with keyboard shortcuts, use Creative Cloud Libraries, and place content-aware items. Plus, learn how to create a custom workspace, access Control panel options, work with text, and more.


  • Be more productive using InDesign
1. Shortcuts
  • Tool shortcuts
  • Color shortcuts
  • The magic of the Option key
  • Character and paragraph formatting
  • Accessing control panel options
  • Customizing keyboard shortcuts
  • Document navigation shortcuts
  • Power Zoom
2. Efficiencies
  • The home screen
  • Creating a custom workspace
  • Find and change efficiencies
  • Table efficiencies
  • InDesign defaults
  • Named vs. unnamed colors
  • Creative Cloud libraries
3. Working with Objects
  • Drawing objects with control
  • Using Gridify
  • Live Distribute
  • Using Paste Into and Paste in Place
  • Frame-fitting options
  • Content-Aware Fit
  • Object Styles
4. Working with Text
  • Adjusting text properties
  • Auto-size text frames
  • Tab tricks
  • Understanding based on
  • Creating and modifying styles
  • Creating style shortcuts
  • Using Quick Apply
  • Using Next Style
  • Object Styles for text frames
  • Next steps

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Chad Chelius

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