Duplicating your last action in Indesign?

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Feb 08, 2012 Feb 08, 2012

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In Office you use the F4 key to duplicate your last action, is there a way to do it in Indesign?

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Feb 08, 2012 Feb 08, 2012

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There is no such key in InDesign. However, by defining keyboard shortcuts, by creating styles (paragraph, character, object, etc.), by using functions like Transform Again, most actions can be repeated quickly.

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Feb 08, 2012 Feb 08, 2012

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Thanks for answering so quickly, Steve. I am proofing a large document and need to change a number of words that are in sentence case to upper case. I can right click the word and use the change case option, but it takes too much time for the amount of words I need to change. Can you tell me a quicker way?

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Feb 08, 2012 Feb 08, 2012

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Create a KBSC for the change case options. Of course if it’s same word all through the document you can use find/change.

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Valorous Hero ,
Feb 08, 2012 Feb 08, 2012

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I've also got a little free script that lets you cylce through the cases

like in Word. It's under the scripts tab on my website:

www.FreelanceBookDesign.com

Ariel

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Feb 08, 2012 Feb 08, 2012

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What is a KBSC? (These are all different words so I cannot use find/change.

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Feb 08, 2012 Feb 08, 2012

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Keyboard shortcut.

Bob

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Feb 08, 2012 Feb 08, 2012

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krismardenver wrote:

Thanks for answering so quickly, Steve.  I am proofing a large document and need to change a number of words that are in sentence case to upper case. I can right click the word and use the change case option, but it takes too much time for the amount of words I need to change.  Can you tell me a quicker way?

You can invoke Quick Apply (QA) with Cmd/Ctrl+Enter/Return, then type "uppercase" to select the uppercase command, and press Enter/Return to apply it to the selection. Invoking QA again, selects the last-used command, and Enter/Return applies it. You can abbreviate most commands by typing a few unique characters of the command; "uppe" selects the uppercase command.

Search Google for terms like "InDesign Quick Apply," without quotes for more info.    

HTH

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Peter

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Feb 08, 2012 Feb 08, 2012

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Thank you Peter! That works beautifully!

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Mar 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017

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Hi Steve, I keep running into this problem. I have character, paragraph, and object styles, but sometimes I need to go through and change a bunch of things that I want to do with a Redo command. For instance, I needed to change the stroke weight to all of my pictures to .75. Its set that way in the object style, but when I resize an image, the stroke resizes as well (would be great to know how to keep that from happening too.) Anyway, I wanted to go through and hit redo on all my photos to reset them to .75, but I could not find a KBSC to do that (nor could I find a command item for "stroke weight" to define it). The point being, I'd like to use shift-command-Z often, but InDesign doesn't give me that option. Suggestions? Thanks!

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Mar 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017

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Hi,

First, to stop the stroke from scaling when you scale the image, uncheck the preference General > Object Editing > Include Stroke Weight.

To reset all your photos to a .75 stroke simply reapply the Object Style using Find/Change. On the Object tab, select your Object Style in both the Find Object Format and Change Object Format and then Change All.

Assuming the Object Style is applied only to those frames you want to set back to .75 stroke and you haven't made any other overrides you want to keep. If you have then just use Find/Change to apply .75 stroke to just the frames with your Object Style applied.

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New Here ,
Dec 20, 2021 Dec 20, 2021

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J'aimerai aussi utliser la touche F4 pour reproduire la commande précedante... ADOBE vous pourriez faire cette fonction???

Je vous remercie !

claire f

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Dec 20, 2021 Dec 20, 2021

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Ici, c'est un forum d'utilisateurs. Il faut faire ce type de demande ici : https://indesign.uservoice.com/

 

Mais quelle est la commande que tu veux reproduire ?

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