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Keyboard shortcut for Insert Page Break

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To Peter Spier and Jongware, thank you very much for your help on that stubborn text frame.  I never did figure out exactly what I was doing wrong, so I ended up deleting and re-creating them, and had better luck doing that.

Anyway, my next newbie question is:  What is the keyboard shortcut for page break?  I see on the drop down menu that is is Command- something (I'm on a Mac), but I don't recognize the icon in the menu for the second key.  What the heck is that? 

Some websites said it was Command-Enter, but that didn't work.

Thanks!

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Correct answer by Steve Werner | Adobe Community Professional

I'm guessing you're on a Mac laptop where there is no dedicated Enter key.

In that case, it's Command + Fn + Return.

Fn + Return gives you the Enter key (shown above the Return key on the keyboard).

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Keyboard shortcut for Insert Page Break

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To Peter Spier and Jongware, thank you very much for your help on that stubborn text frame.  I never did figure out exactly what I was doing wrong, so I ended up deleting and re-creating them, and had better luck doing that.

Anyway, my next newbie question is:  What is the keyboard shortcut for page break?  I see on the drop down menu that is is Command- something (I'm on a Mac), but I don't recognize the icon in the menu for the second key.  What the heck is that? 

Some websites said it was Command-Enter, but that didn't work.

Thanks!

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Correct answer by Steve Werner | Adobe Community Professional

I'm guessing you're on a Mac laptop where there is no dedicated Enter key.

In that case, it's Command + Fn + Return.

Fn + Return gives you the Enter key (shown above the Return key on the keyboard).

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I'm guessing you're on a Mac laptop where there is no dedicated Enter key.

In that case, it's Command + Fn + Return.

Fn + Return gives you the Enter key (shown above the Return key on the keyboard).

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I bought my Mac and asked specifically for the extended keyboard. More keys = more fun!

In case this Fn stuff is no Fn for you: you can always assign just about any key combo to just about any function

  • , through the Keyboard Shortcut Editor in the Edit menu.
  • Well, any function apart from the glaring omission of Paragraph, Character, Table, Cell, and Object styles. For those you have to stick to the preciously few combinations you can make with Control, Command, Shift, and Alt (16 possible iterations) and the numeric keypad. Which you don't have, if you have a MacBook, so I guess it won't be a problem anyway.
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    Community Beginner ,
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    Now I understand!

    All these years I thought enter and return were two names for the same thing.

    Thanks, Steve!

    But how is someone supposed to know what those keyboard icons mean?  My Command key is the only one that has the icon on it, that four leaf clover thing.

    Thanks again, this is a great support community!

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    Most Valuable Participant ,
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    Heh heh -- I have the bigger keyboard and so there is enough room on the keys for all of these little icons! (They are nothing special either. All Mac software refer to them in the same way.)

    These symbols come courtesy of the font "Apple Symbol":

    Screen shot 2011-09-09 at 11.38.57 PM.png

    (This font sports some pretty weird characters! Anyone ever needed a glyph for the Aegean number one thousand?)

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    LEGEND ,
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    [Jongware] wrote:

    Heh heh -- I have the bigger keyboard and so there is enough room on the keys for all of these little icons! (They are nothing special either. All Mac software refer to them in the same way.)

    These symbols come courtesy of the font "Apple Symbol":

    Screen shot 2011-09-09 at 11.38.57 PM.png

    (This font sports some pretty weird characters! Anyone ever needed a glyph for the Aegean number one thousand?)

    My guess for the last line (in Windows equivalence) would be Home, End, Page Up, Page Down and I have no idea what...

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    Peter, for some reason the Mac doesn't sport the same set of movement keys as Windows keyboards do. The little six-pack above the arrows is

    [fn] [uh -- home?] [page up -- fairly sure]

    [delete] [end?] [page down, surely?]

    Home and End don't quite work the same I'm used to

    As for the crossed-out rectangle, it's in the position every other keyboard in the world has a Num Lock indication, but this one seems to be doing nuffin'.

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    LEGEND ,
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    Well, it HAS been a while since I sat in front of a Mac keyboard.

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    Adobe Community Professional ,
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    Here's a link to a Mac keyboard symbols legend:

    http://www.danrodney.com/mac/

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    Community Beginner ,
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    Wow, great info, thanks, Steve!

    I wish that came in the box w every mac.

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    Thank you, Steve! That "enter" symbol was driving me crazy. I could not find anything that showed what it meant. It wouldn't kill Adobe to include some sort of legend with the software.

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    I found the function key on MAC AIR -!!! I have never needed it before ( only 7 years)

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