Text formatting

 

Character and Paragraph Designers

Task

Keyboard shortcut

Change all settings to As Is

Shift+F8

Change all settings to match selected text

Shift+F9

Display the previous set of properties

Page Up

Display the next set of properties

Page Down

Apply only the current group of properties

Press Control and click Apply

Paragraph formats

Use these shortcuts to format selected paragraphs or the paragraph containing the insertion point.

Task

Keyboard shortcut

Apply a paragraph format by typing the first characters of its tag and pressing Return

Esc q p, F9, Control+9

Center a paragraph

Esc j c

Left-align a paragraph

Esc j l (lowercase L)

Right-align a paragraph

Esc j r

Justify a paragraph (left and right)

Esc j f

Position the current paragraph in the column, removing any straddling or run-in formatting

Esc j p n

Change current paragraph to a run-in head

Esc j p r

Change current paragraph to a side head

Esc j p s

Make current paragraph straddle all columns

Esc j p t

Make current paragraph straddle both the side-head area and columns

Esc j p Shift+t

Change line spacing to single spacing

Esc j one

Change line spacing to 1-1/2 spacing

Esc j /

Change line spacing to double spacing

Esc j 2

Change line spacing to fixed (default font size plus leading)

Esc j x

Change line spacing to floating (largest font size plus leading)

Esc j o

Increase line spacing 1 point

Esc j plus, Esc plus one

Decrease line spacing 1 point

Esc j minus, Esc minus one

Make paragraphs with the current paragraph’s tag and the Paragraph Catalog definition match the current paragraph’s format (unify)

Esc j Shift+u

Start a paragraph anywhere

Esc j Shift+a

Start a paragraph at the top of a column

Esc j Shift+c

Start a paragraph at top of a page

Esc j Shift+p

Start a paragraph at the top of a left page

Esc j Shift+l (L)

Start a paragraph at the top of a right page

Esc j Shift+r

Turn on hyphenation

Esc j h

Turn off hyphenation

Esc j n

Repeat last paragraph-related command

Esc j j

Display Paragraph Catalog

Esc o p c

Display Update Paragraph Format dialog box

Esc o p u

Display Space Between Paragraphs dialog box

Esc j w

Display Custom Line Spacing dialog box

Esc j u

Character formats

Use these shortcuts to change the character format of selected text or of text you are about to type.

Task

Keyboard shortcut

Apply a character format by typing the first characters of its tag and pressing Return

Esc q c, F8, Control+8

Change text to default paragraph font; remove character tag from text in a text line

Esc o c p

Turn bold on or off

Esc c b, F4, Control+b, Control+Shift+b

Turn italic on or off

Esc c i, F5, Control+i

Turn underline on or off

Esc c u, F3, Control+u, Control+Shift+u

Turn double underline on or off

Esc c d

Turn numeric underline on or off

Esc c 2

Turn strikethrough on or off

Esc c s, Control+/

Turn overline on or off

Esc c o, Shift+F3

Change text to plain

Esc c p, F2

Turn superscript on or off

Esc c plus

Turn subscript on or off

Esc c minus

Put text on baseline

Esc c =

Change text to small caps

Esc c m, Control+e

Turn change bars on or off

Esc c h, Control+Shift+h

Turn pair kerning on or off

Esc c k

Manually kern text 1 point in specified direction (at 100 percent zoom setting)

Alt+arrow key

Manually kern text 6 points in specified direction (at 100 percent zoom setting)

Alt+Shift+arrow key

Remove all manual kerning

Alt+Home

Increase size 1 point

Esc c ] (right bracket)

Decrease size by 1 point

Esc c [ (left bracket)

Squeeze 20 percent of an em space

Esc [ (left bracket) Shift+d

Spread 20 percent of an em space

Esc [ (left bracket) Shift+c

Set font stretch to 100 percent

Esc [ (left bracket) n

Reduce font stretch by 5 percent

Esc [ (left bracket) c

Increase font stretch by 5 percent

Esc [ (left bracket) e

Repeat the last font-related command

Esc c c

Toggle Tsume

Esc c t

Display the Character Catalog

Esc o c c

Object styles

 

Action

Shortcut

Launch the Object Style designer with all the properties, while maintaining selection

Launch the Object Style designer with just the object properties. The Object Style designer does not display the object style. The Object Style drop-down is disabled.

Esc g o

Launch the Object Style designer with just the style associated with the selected object

Esc g i

Ctrl y

Display style catalog

Esc g e


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