In Indesign (and everything else) under the Application Menu there is a 'Services' sub menu. I want to be able to use the keyboard shortcut for one of them but Indesign does not seem to recognize it and I am unable to assign it.
I should be able to type a formula (ie. 12+3) into a text frame, then select the text and solve it by pressing CMD+*. InDesign does not recognize the shortcut though. If I have the text selected and use the mouse to select the menu it solves the equation.
Is there anyway I can access that without writting a new script to do what already exists?
The Services menu is controlled by the OS, not by InDesign. So bind theshortcut in System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts.
I believe you have to pull down the Services menu with the mouse (so that the shortcut is visible) before it will be active.
The shortcut CMD+* is there by default.
In order to use it in InDesign I went ahead and scripted it, put the script in the scripts panel and gave it a keyboard shortcut.
activate application "Adobe InDesign CS5.5" tell application "System Events" tell process "Adobe InDesign CS5.5" tell menu bar 1 tell menu bar item "InDesign" tell menu 1 tell menu item "Services" tell menu 1 tell menu item "Script Editor" tell menu 1 click menu item "Get Result of Applescript" end tell end tell end tell end tell end tell end tell end tell end tell end tell
It could be a single line, but this works.