new home of the idcs3 shortcuts

I’ve finally set up my own website, but why did I call it indesign1200.com?

There are many great InDesign sites, and I wanted to keep InDesign in the name. I’ve created a reference document (which motivated this site) that contains all the InDesign commands and their keyboard shortcuts. The total count of commands for IDCS3 is over 1200. So, while the name might not make too much sense, hopefully the site will be join the ranks of the InDesign-prefixed greats like indesignsecrets.com, theindesigner.com, indesigncentral.com.

Over the years I’ve created and evolved my little document into it current iteration. I’ve shared with peers, trainees, seminar attendees, family and friends. I’ve distributed it through file-hosting sites like box.net, through Adobe Exchange, and most recently a dedicated page within Loop’s (current employer) website. 

Thankfully, it’s been mentioned and recognized by some of the InDesign greats, namely Tim Cole, Steve Werner, and Sebastian Distefano. The last of which I owe much gratitude for encouraging my efforts.

I was annoyed by the lack of a decent cheat sheet for the many shortcuts within InDesign. Yes, there was the Adobe InDesign CS3 Help Center, which was great. Yes, I could have InDesign generate a text file that contained all the commands. I decided to use that text file as a starting point… keep reading