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Tip of the Week: Reset Tracking and Kerning

This InDesign tip on how to reset tracking and kerning was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on October 26, 2017.

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Need to reset the kerning and tracking for a range of selected text? Press Ctrl+Alt+Q on Windows. On the Mac side, things are a little more complicated since macOS uses Command+Option+Q as the default keyboard shortcut for Quit and Keep Windows, which overrides InDesign. So you need to assign a different shortcut to the command.

You’ll find the command to reset kerning and tracking in the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box in Product Area: Text and Tables


Erica Gamet

Erica Gamet

Erica Gamet has been involved in the graphics industry for nearly 30 years. She is a speaker, writer, and trainer, focusing on Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, Apple Keynote and iBooks Author, and other print- and production-related topics. She has spoken at the InDesign Conference, PePcon, ebookcraft in Canada, and Making Design in Norway. When she isn’t at her computer, she can be found exploring her new hometown of Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest.
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