Let the command to CMD+B be BLACK.

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When I click CMD+B, I want the font to be BLACK instead of BOLD. How can I change it?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 15, 2022 Jul 15, 2022

You can't.  As it has been told in your other posts, you definitively should use styles. Until you do it,  you will encounter these kind of problems.

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You can't.  As it has been told in your other posts, you definitively should use styles. Until you do it,  you will encounter these kind of problems.

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I have not bothered to test this recently as I use paragraph and character styles to format my text as @jmlevy recommends, however...

 

In the "old days" using Cmd-B would take a light-style font and make it black. A regular-style font would become bold. Of course, this did not work on every font and, as I said, I have not tested it for a number of years.

 

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Yes, as David says whether you get Black or Bold depends on the font. To support other replies, might be easiest to create a character style that does this for you. You can apply a keyboard shortcut to character styles. It won't be Cmd+B, but it would still make formatting one step.

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Not to pile on, but it's a basic that the sooner you stop using Word/word processor methods, the sooner you will unlock the real power that InDesign offers.

 

You can define a character style for Black, and assign a key to apply it. But that starts with some basic mastery of styles, so... 🙂

 

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