Shortcuts to Success: Indent Text, Fast!

Shortcuts to Success: Indent Text, Fast!

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.
Indent to Here
command + \


The easiest and fastest way to add a left indent to a paragraph is to use the Indent to Here CharacterTo insert the Indent to Here Character, type command + \ (backslash). See it in action after the jump. 

Although using a Tab Character gives you more control, Indent to Here will work for something like getting the bullet that starts an unordered list to stick out, which in type terms is known as a hanging bullet. (If you missed it, read our shortcut to find out how to insert a round bullet.) 

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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