InDesign kerning

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Jul 20, 2022 Jul 20, 2022

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Has kerning changed in InDesign? I'm back after a couple of years and can't get my keyboard shortcuts for kerning to work on this Windows laptop like I used to on my old iMac.

Any help would be much appreciated - I love typography.

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Pete

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 20, 2022 Jul 20, 2022
Works for me no worries. Perhaps a reset of the preferences would fix this. Windows: Start InDesign, and then press Shift+Ctrl+Alt. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files. macOS: While pressing Shift+Option+Command+Control, start InDesign. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files. The above was taken from the following page... Restore all preferences and default settings https://helpx.adobe.com/au/indesign/using/setting-preferences.html

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Jul 20, 2022 Jul 20, 2022

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Works for me no worries. Perhaps a reset of the preferences would fix this.

 

Windows:

Start InDesign, and then press Shift+Ctrl+Alt. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.

 

macOS:

While pressing Shift+Option+Command+Control, start InDesign. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.

 

The above was taken from the following page...

Restore all preferences and default settings
https://helpx.adobe.com/au/indesign/using/setting-preferences.html

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can't get my keyboard shortcuts for kerning to work on this Windows laptop like I used to on my old iMac.

 

If a reset of Preferences makes no difference, can you elaborate on which keyboard shortcuts are not working as expected?

 

Does kerning work as normal on your Windows laptop without keyboard shortcuts?

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I know this sounds lame but sitting in front of this Windows keyboard, I can't remember what keys I was hitting - I just did it on auto pilot -  I think it might have been command shift < on my Mac. 

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Does kerning work as normal on your Windows laptop without keyboard shortcuts?

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Yes, I just bumped into where I can change kerning in the text control panel. Very klunky and slow compared to using  the keyboard tho.

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Kerning keyboard shortcuts (with cursor between characters):
Windows: Alt + left or right arrow key
Mac: Option + left or right arrow key

 

Did you try resetting the preferences?

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