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I want a generic command to repeat the least command I executed. Like control-Y does in the much-hated MS Word....Saves time.

I want a generic command to repeat the least command I executed. Like control-Y does in the much-hated MS Word....Saves time.

I often wind up doing the same thing many times, like applying a char style or whatever. I want a keyboard shortcut to repeat whatever I did last.

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  • Jane-e commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If you name your styles so that Quick Apply works efficiently, then Command + Return (Win: Ctrl + Enter) not only work the first time but will also apply whatever is still in there from the last time to other text.

  • Andrewtb333 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes! F4 is one of the most useful things in Word. Much of what I do in InDesign is one-off, so while I might use styles, I won't necessarily have shortcut keys set up for them. For a large amount of styles this would be impractical anyway. In Word I tend to go through and apply a style at a time: apply body, then click-F4-click-F4-click-F4 all the way to the end. Then back to the top, apply Bullet 1-F4-click-F4 etc. Very fast!

    I have assigned F4 to "Transform Sequence Again Individually" for when I am doing org charts, as you can change the size of a box then change others to match. It would be good if this "transform again" functionality could be extended further to styles, manual text formatting, etc.

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