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Set Adobe apps' measurement values via keyboard Apps
Posting to the X4U mailing list, Judi S. noticed that both InDesign 2 and Photoshop 7 allow for keyboard manipulation of any numerical value. Judi writes (and gave permission to repost here):
You can manipulate *any* measurement with the keyboard. This works in dialog boxes (such as Paragraph Rules...) and palettes (such as the Type or Paragraph or Info). Just click on the unit of measurement to the left of the input field. So if you wanted to change the width of a box you would click once on the "W:" in the Info palette. Now use your up and down arrow keys to either increase or decrease the measurement (set the increment in the preferences). This is wonderful if you want to adjust a drop shadow, or change kerning, or nudge something. No fudging with numbers!
I'm not sure if this was a feature in previous versions of the programs or not, but it seems like a real time saver.

One other thing in her post that caught my eye had to do with switching Photoshop to the background during long operations. After noting that you can do this and continue to work smoothly in other apps, Judi wrote:
In OS X, you get a progress bar on the Photoshop dock icon! No more clicking back and forth to see how things are going!
A great example of how the dynamic nature of the dock can be put to good use.
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It's an old feature
Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 23, '02 05:44:48AM

>InDesign 2 and Photoshop 7 allow for
>keyboard manipulation of any numerical value

You can do this in PhotoShop 5 also, probably in older versions also but I can't test that right now.



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In Toast also
Authored by: cram on Apr 23, '02 08:16:30AM

The second part of the tip applies also to Toast during burns...



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