Adobe InDesign Shortcut Key

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

A

Direct Selection tool

02

Ctrl+Tab

Toggle Selection and Direct Selection tool

03

Shift+P

Page tool

04

U

Gap tool

05

P

Pen tool

06

=

Add Anchor Point tool

07

Shift+C

Convert Direction Point tool

08

T

Type tool

09

Shift+T

Type On A Path tool

10

N

Pencil tool (Note tool)

11

\

Line tool

12

F

Rectangle Frame tool

13

M

Rectangle tool

14

L

Ellipse tool

15

R

Rotate tool

16

S

Scale tool

17

O

Shear tool

18

E

Shear tool

19

E

Free Transform tool

20

I

Eyedropper tool

21

K

Measure tool

22

G

Gradient tool

23

C

Scissors tool

24

H

Hand tool

25

Z

Zoom tool

26

X

Toggle Fill and Stroke

27

Shift+X

Swap Fill and Stroke

28

J

Toggle between Formatting Affects Container and Formatting Affects Text

29

, [comma]

Apply Color

30

/

Apply No Color

31

W

Switch between Normal View and Preview Mode

32

Y

Frame Grid tool (horizontal)

33

Q

Frame Grid tool (vertical)

34

Shift+G

Gradient Feather tool

35

Transformation tool+Alt–drag*

Duplicate and transform selection

36

Ctrl+,

Decrease scale by 1%

37

Ctrl+Alt+,

Decrease scale by 5%

38

Ctrl+.

Increase scale by 1%

39

Ctrl+Alt+.

Increase scale by 5%

40

Selection tool+Ctrl–drag

Resize frame and content

41

Selection tool+Shift+Ctrl–drag

Resize frame and content proportionately

42

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Z

Switch image from High Quality Display to Fast Display

43

Direct Selection tool+Alt+Ctrl, or Pen tool+Alt

Temporarily select Convert Direction Point tool

44

Alt

Temporarily switch between Add Anchor Point and Delete Anchor Point tool

45

Scissors tool+Alt

Temporarily select Add Anchor Point tool

46

Pen tool+Shift

Keep Pen tool selected when pointer is over path or anchor point

47

Pen tool+spacebar

Move anchor point and handles while drawing

48

F10

Display the Stroke panel

49

Tab/Shift+Tab

Move to next/previous cell

50

Alt+Page Up/ Alt+Page Down

Move to first/last cell in column

51

Alt+Home/ Alt+End

Move to first/last cell in row

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