InDesign CS5 Special Characters

By Galen Gruman

Part of InDesign CS5 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Professional documents in InDesign often require special typographic characters. If you need to edit text, these commands can insert them instantly instead of navigating the menu system to pick them from a list.

Character Macintosh Windows
Bullet () Option+8 Alt+8
Copyright (©) Option+G Alt+G
Registered trademark (®) Option+R Alt+R
Trademark (™) Option+2 Alt+2
Switch between keyboard and typographic quotes Option+Shift+Command key+” Ctrl+Alt+Shift+”
Em dash (—) Option+Shift+– Alt+Shift+–
En dash (–) Option+– Alt+–
Discretionary hyphen Shift+Command key+– Ctrl+Shift+–
Em space Shift+Command key+M Ctrl+Shift+M
En space Shift+Command key+N Ctrl+Shift+N
Insert current page number Option+Shift+Command key+N Ctrl+Alt+Shift+N