Keyboard Shortcut for "Insert Cross Reference"

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Is it possible to create a keyboard shortcut for "Insert Cross Reference"?

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 31, 2020 Mar 31, 2020
You can create a keyboard shortcut for almost anything in InDesign. Go to your Keyboard Shortcuts mentu, look under Panel menus, find Insert Cross-references, and type in your short cut. (It will warn you if the shortcut is used for something else.) I would change the context to Text since that is the only time you want the x-ref to work.

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You can create a keyboard shortcut for almost anything in InDesign. Go to your Keyboard Shortcuts mentu, look under Panel menus, find Insert Cross-references, and type in your short cut. (It will warn you if the shortcut is used for something else.) I would change the context to Text since that is the only time you want the x-ref to work.

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Thanks. Was looking in the wrong place. But good thing anyway since I wouldn't have known to change the context to text.

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Mar 06, 2021 Mar 06, 2021

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I tried this, and assigned a shortcut of cmd + H to create a hyperlink. When I try to use the shortcut, it takes me back to my web browser. I tried to assign opt+cmd+H and when I used that nothing happens.

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Mar 06, 2021 Mar 06, 2021

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Command-H is the default Mac shortcut for Hide (application). If you really want to use that command, you need to change the shortcut in your mac settings. I believe you have to use a third-party utility to disable the shortcut (unless there is some terminal code that can be used).

 

Command-Option-H views the front app (InDesign in this case) but hides all the others. 

Command-Shift-H shows the home folder. 

 

Open your System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts and see if you can change/remove some of the defaults. You should be add in your down shortcut there on a per-app basis.

 

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