Shortcuts to Success: Specify Text Frame Options

Shortcuts to Success: Specify Text Frame Options

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.
Access Text Frame Options
command + B

There's a whole slew of things you can do to a text frame with this command, including moving text away from the edges, changing the vertical alignment, adding columns, and ignoring text wrap. With the text frame selected, type command + B to bring up the Text Frame Options. See more after the jump.

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This week's shortcut brought to you by Joseph Caserto


There are many options you can specify for a text frame.


Use the Text Frame Options Window to modify the frame.

This text frame has inset spacing of 1p on each side, and 3 columns.
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