Using InDesign CS5 version 7, on a mac OS10.6.8
I would like to be able to scroll through a document one page at a time using my mouse scroll wheel. In some other programs there is a setting to scroll "continuously" or "by pages" — in the latter, each scroll wheel click turns one page. Is there such an option with ID?
If not, how does one best scroll through a large document one page at a time?
Never heard of an InDesign option for the scrollwheel... would be nice though.
Otherwise, I either use the arrows at the bottom-left of the InDesign window to navigate pages, or press Shift+Page Down/Up (on PC) to go one page at a time.
The scroll wheel works to scroll through the pages, just not one page at a time.
Your best bet is learning the keyboard shortcuts. You can view them in InDesign Help > Keyboard Shortcuts. I usually use Option+Page Up/Page Down to go one spread at a time on the Mac.
Thank you for the helpful answers. Option+Page Up/Page Down it is — although the scroll wheel would be so much faster. That's how you scroll through a PDF for instance...
If you want to simplify it a little more, you can use the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box in InDesign to edit the Previous Page and Next Page shortcuts so that you don't have to also press the Option key, just Page Up and Page Down.
I don't know if this applies to you, but I work with two-page spreads a lot and prefer to scroll by entire spreads at Fit Spread in Window magnification, so I take it a step beyond that and assign the Previous Spread and Next Spread commands to the Page Up and Page Down keys, respectively, so one key advances the entire spread.
And if you prefer to view one page of a spread at a time in the center of the screen (as opposed to the whole spread), shift up/down will do that. You'll still see the other page of the spread, but this is another option for you.
Thanks again for all the tips.
Still, if there is an ID wish list, my addition would be to have a choice (in Preferences or elsewhere?) to modify the action of a scroll wheel to be either "continuous scroll" or "page scroll" ... and perhaps "spread scroll".
There is one way which I recently discovered, in Acrobat Reader DC, If you need to scroll one page at a time, toolbar, one the right og the zoom percentage option there is a file view mode, If you select "Fit One Full Page" you can scroll one page at a time, using the mouse.
Hope this helps somebody someday.
There is a way worked in Foxit Reader. Maybe you can try it on Adobe Reader.
You can click VIEW--PAGE DISPLAY--SINGLE PAGE. It then shows only one page each time you scroll your mouse scroll wheel.
If you switch to view your document in Presentation Mode (Shift + W) you can use the arrow keys to go up and down one spread at a time. Or, click your left mouse button to go down / Shift+Click to go up. Then when you get to the page you want you can exit presentation mode my hitting the esc key or Shift + W.