I'm sure this easy and I'm dumb for not knowing it, but is there a hotkey for making selections bold or italic? I do a lot of that and it would save my wrist many hours to find a way to do this.
Ctrl (Cmd) + Shift + B and Ctrl (Cmd) + Shift + I.
You'll find a nicely organized listing for all the default keyboard shorcuts as the second-to-last item listed in the contents for InDesign Help.
Note: this won't work if there's no bold or italic variant installed.
Yeah, back in the day, it would do a faux italic or bold (I forget the term that was used), and that was a bad thing. Now you have to have the actual variant font.
This isnt working for me in inDesign CC… Does this feature exist still?
It should. Do your fonts have those variants installed? Also check your Mac system prefs and other applications like browsers to make sure thay haven't 'stolen' the shortcuts.
Oh my gosh! I'm so happy! I've only been using ID for decades. DERP! I'm doing a legal magazine, and they italicize all the things.
This isn't working. On PC. AE version 17.5.0. The font has a bold varriant. What am I missing. I even went into the Keyboar Shortcuts tool to see if I coud reassign it to a new key binding but "bold" and "italic" does not show up at all when I search the commands. What am I missing?
Nevermind. Realised this is an InDesign discussion not After Effects.
sir Ctrl (Cmd) + Shift + B and Ctrl (Cmd) + Shift + I is not working so do you
have any ideas to make it correct so could you plse replay my msg.
Yup, that works like a champ. Now if I could only select a word or series of words using only key strokes I stop using the mouse entirely. Thanks for the help.
Ctrl (Cmd) + Shift + leftor right arrow keys, depending on which way you want to move through the text.
You rock Peter.
Here are threeother solutions: