Shortcuts to Success: Choose Text Alignment

Shortcuts to Success: Choose Text Alignment

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.
Text Alignment
command + shift + L, R, or C

When you're working with text, there's no need to open your Paragraph Panel to change the alignment, just use these shortcuts...

command + shift + L = align left

command + shift + C = align center

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command + shift + R = align right

Submitted by Mr. Povilas Zaleskis,
Freelance graphic designer, Luxembourg

Thanks, Povilas! We'll throw in one more, as a bonus:

command + shift + J = justify (align left and right)

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
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