Shortcuts to Success: Get to the Control Panel in a Flash

Shortcuts to Success: Get to the Control Panel in a Flash

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.
Jump to Control Panel


The Control Panel (above) is that long bar at the top of your screen, and it's InDesign's command center. It's contextual, meaning that it changes to let you quickly view or change what you're working on. Select type, and it lets you change character and paragraph attributes. Select an object and it lets you change its position and dimensions. Jump to the Control Panel by typing command+6.  

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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