Shortcuts to Success: Change Type Size

Shortcuts to Success: Change Type Size

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.
Increase or Decrease Type Size
command + shift >
command + shift < 

This week's shortcut is a twofer! Changing the size of your type couldn't be easier. Select type with the Type Tool. To make it bigger, hold down the command and shift keys, and type the greater-than symbol (period key), or to make it smaller, type the less-than symbol (comma key). 

The default increment is 2 pt, but I always change it to 1 pt. Go to the InDesign Menu > Preferences > Units and Increments, and type 1 pt in the Size/Leadiing field.

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This week's shortcut brought to you by Joseph Caserto

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