Indesign keyboard shortcuts [Windows]

These are the one’s I’ve needed to look up because I use these commands a lot, but the shortcuts aren’t intuitive (so things like Ctrl-S for save isn’t included).

Preview

This is really useful! Removes all guides, margins etc. showing you exactly what it will look like when printed

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Place (image) Ctrl-d
Show text frames
(toggle on/off)
Ctrl-h
Go to previous/next double page spread Alt+Pgup / Pgdn
Tabs
Adjust text tab length
Shift+Ctrl-t
Open/close Pages panel
For some reason my Pages panel is always open by default, getting in the way of the work space, this toggles it out the way
F12
Glyphs Shift+Alt-F11
Send object forward or back Ctrl+[ or ]
Send object to the front (top) or absolute back Shift+Ctrl+[ or ]
Ungroup Shift+Ctrl-g

(Group is Ctrl-g)

Swatches F5
Layers F7
Paragraph styles F11
Character styles Shift+F11
Override master (makes things like text frames on the master pages editable in the actual document) Shift+Ctrl+Click
Scale graphic Shift+Ctrl+Drag
Fit double page spread in view Alt+Ctrl+0
(Fit page in view is Ctrl+0)
Zoom view in and out Ctrl+ + or –
Show Baseline Grid Ctrl+ ‘
Snap to Document Grid Shift+ Ctrl+ ‘

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