Shortcuts to Success: View a Full-Screen Layout

Sure, there are huge lists of InDesign keyboard shortcuts out there, but are you going to sit down and memorize them all? We're here to help you learn some handy new ones, one by one, making it easier to add them to your mental list. Each week, we'll highlight a different shortcut to help you work faster, better and smarter.
Enter Presentation Screen Mode (CS5 or later)
shift + W

If you want to give a nice clean presentation but your screen has all those messy panels, toolbars, and windows, shift + W will switch your Screen Mode to Presentation, and display only your file, full-screen, on a black background. Use the left or right arrow keys to change pages, and escape to go back to normal mode.

Got a favorite keyboard shortcut you'd like to share with everyone? Email it to us at and we'll include it in our series, along with your own commentary if you'd like.

This week's shortcut brought to you by Joseph Caserto

  • Joyce Zhu

    Is there a way to go Shift + W but with files in Actual size?

blog comments powered by Disqus