Resize Objects with a Keyboard Shortcut
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Scaling by 5% Via the Keyboard
You probably know that text increases in size if you select it and press Command+Shift+> (Mac) or Ctrl+Shift+> (Windows). But you may not know that if you press Command+Option+>/ Ctrl+Alt+> both the text (or image) and the frame increase in size by 5%.
Press Command+Option+< (Mac) Ctrl+Alt+< (Win) to decrease the size of the frame and its contents by 5%
Scaling by 1% Via the Keyboard
Want even finer control? Then leave out the Option/Alt key. Press Command+>/ Ctrl+> to increase the size of the frame and its contents by 1%.
Or press Command+</ Ctrl+< to decrease the size of the frame and its contents by 1%.