Don’t get me wrong, if you are just starting out in design college it is ok to mouse through the menus to get to a function for those 20 objects you are working on. But when you are trying to get the job done as quick as possible, nothing beats the speed and satisfaction of using keyboard shortcuts and pre-defined macros.
Adobe software is generally great with keyboard shortcuts and in this example scenario I will go through using the Wacom Intuos Pro’s ExpressKeys to improve on built in shortcuts by applying custom text heading styles to an Indesign project using the physical buttons of a Wacom tablet.
But if you have a Wacom tablet you can program the tablet’s physical buttons that will apply up to 8 commonly used styles and boost your performance. To do so, you will need to open the Wacom Tablet Properties, click on the Functions icon and pick the application you want to define the functions for.
That’s it, you’ve just created a physical button to save yourself over a dozen keypresses to get to the page title style. Repeat this for all the actions you will be using and enjoy the quicker and easier workflow.