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Roll through your fonts in InDesign.

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When you find yourself brainstorming a new logo, here’s a quick way to roll through your font collection in InDesign while looking for inspiration.


1. Select your text block using InDesign’s Selection tool: indesign-selectiontool

2. Switch to the Type tool: indesign-typetool

3. With your text box is selected, highlight the font name in InDesign’s Control palette (Mac shortcut: Command-6, Windows: Ctrl-6)

4. Scroll through your active fonts using the up and down arrows on your keyboard.

Source: I had an opportunity last week to share our popular talk, Fonts & Mac OS X: 2007, with students of the graphic design program at Seattle Central Community College. This tip partially inspired by a question during that presentation.