Shortcuts to Success: Navigate between Pages

Shortcuts to Success: Navigate between Pages

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.
Go to First Page
home, or command + shift + page up

Go to Last Page
end, or command + shift + page down

Go to Previous Page
shift + page up

Go to Next Page
shift + page down

Go to Previous Spread
option + page up

Go to Next Spread
option + page down

Happy New Year! We're starting off 2013 with a feast of shortcuts for you. These will help you dash around your document at warp speed. Find detailed explanations after the jump...

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What these shortcuts do is pretty self-explanatory, but here are some tips to help you make the most of them:

* Each row of pages in the pages panel is considered a spread, even if there's only one page. 

These keys are found on an extended keyboard, between the letters and the number pad. (Find your delete key and look to the right.)

Using these on a laptop or regular keyboard gets tricky, because you need to add another modifier, the function (fn) key, and you'll likely run out of fingers!

We hope these get your new year off to a productive start, and that it's a happy and prosperous one!

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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