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Hi all,

I am not sure whether this topic has been brought up before…

a simple function from QuarkXpress which I missed over the years with Indesign and find worthy of implementation, especially when working with text, is to have hot key panning changed from using the spacebar to the command  key. Or at least give the user the ability to change it themselves. this way one can pan while being zoomed in on text while it is highlighted.

 

Cheers!

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If you have a mouse with a middle scroll wheel, press down and hold it down. Then pan.


My computer is a nothing-special Toshiba laptop with unremarkable specs running Windows 10 64-bit.

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Bummer. I use it in several applications. 

QXP uses the alt/option key for enabling panning. Works well. But I still wish Quark would enable the scroll wheel method so I don't need to use a modifier key at all.


My computer is a nothing-special Toshiba laptop with unremarkable specs running Windows 10 64-bit.

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This doesn't get you to where you want to be, but you can use the Navigator studio - Advanced settings - to create View Points which you can quickly switch between, with short-cut keys too if you want to use them.
It's probably more useful in Designer than Publisher - the View Points are fixed to a single page/spread rather than being 'relative' across all pages/spreads - but I think it's a function worth knowing about.

P.S. You can also use the Navigator for panning. Might be useful for what you need to do.

Edited by GarryP

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Hey GarryP, 

all good points but I just think that using the command key or as MikeW suggested above, the alt/option key, would be a simple hack to make ones life a little easier and I do believe way more intuitive.

 

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Yeah, that's absolutely fine.
Just thought I'd give some other existing options in case anyone might like to know about them.
Personally I don't use the Navigator much but I probably should get to know it better myself.

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