Shortcuts to Success: Open Preferences

Shortcuts to Success: Open Preferences

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 General Preferences
command + K


Some of us like to work in picas, others in inches, and some even in centimeters. You can easily customize InDesign to suit your needs by changing Preferences. To open the Preferences dialog box and select the General tab, type command + K. Simply click a different tab to change to it.

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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