Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pages vs InDesign: Where Is the Italics Option?

I am involved now with a project that requires using Adobe InDesign, a popular design programme that has become the industry standard over the past several years. So I will be able to make some comparisons with iWork/Pages stemming from practice as is the rule on this blog. I usually don't blog about anything that I haven't tested and verified in practice.

One quick observation: in Pages, to put text in italics you just do Command+i to a selected portion and the font changes to italics, if it is available. In InDesign there isn't such option - you have to go through the toolbar font options. Or am I wrong?


  1. Anonymous12:05 am

    It follows a much older convention namely

    CMD + SHIFT + I

    So also for Bold,

    CMD + SHIFT + B

  2. thanks, but it doesn't work in CS4.

  3. Anonymous3:06 pm

    Yes, I am using InDesign CS4, and it works exactly that way that I indicated. I just tested it again now.

    Do you have that combination assigned somewhere else?

  4. strange, I'll check, but I'm signing off for tonight


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


© 2006-2010, 2010-2017 Alexander Anichkin, All Rights Reserved.
All content is original and was created by me, the author and publisher of I Work in Pages.
Quotations and images are attributed where applicable.
No republication without express prior permission.
Blog template by Blogger with customisation by the publisher.