6 Replies Latest reply on Feb 14, 2017 3:12 AM by boldusain

    Transfer Indesign Shortcuts

    boldusain Level 1

      Dear Adobe

       

      I bought a new computer and installed my second CC version on it. I wanted to transfer my Indesign Shortcuts. But the sync-option is gone since 2015 or 2014 and I don't see a possibility to do it.

      I opened the shortcuts on my older Mac and hit «Show Set». I copied the .txt File and replace the content of a new set's txt file on my new computer with the content of the old one.

      (Just placing the Shortcuts.txt within /Users/****/Library/Caches/Adobe InDesign/Version 12.0/en_US does not do the trick).

      Indesign somehow ignores the .txt file, and does not change the shortcuts.

       

      How the hell can I do that?

      And why does it get more difficult after every update? Earlier this was just much easier...

       

      Cheers

       

      PS: I am using the newest Indesign 2017.0 Release

        • 1. Re: Transfer Indesign Shortcuts
          George_Salnik Adobe Community Professional

          You are use wrong .txt file extension. Right is .indk

          InDesign: Customized Keyboard Shortcut Files Import - YouTube

          - see it the process in this video.

          • 2. Re: Transfer Indesign Shortcuts
            philippanmei Level 4

            You can do one thing

            1. Click on show set that you've created shortcut keys already and copy it the matter.

            2. Now open the Indesign that you want to transfer into it and click on New set, after given the new set name now click on show set and paste it the created shortcut keys.

             

             

            Hope this should work

             

             

            Thanks.

            • 3. Re: Transfer Indesign Shortcuts
              boldusain Level 1

              I don't think so. If I create a new set and click «Show set» it is a .txt File already. I did not come up with that. Your video refers to older version of InDesign.

              • 4. Re: Transfer Indesign Shortcuts
                boldusain Level 1

                @philippanmei

                Well that was exactly what I did. I revealed my custom set via «show Set» and copied its content into the new set I just created.

                Unfortunately InDesign somehow does not even check what is in those Files. It will just override it with the default one.

                 

                Also I created a new set – let's call it "Testset.txt". I shut down ID. Then I deleted the new set "Testset.txt" from the en_US folder.

                Then I launched ID again. After startup I navigated to Shortcuts and I could still select the Testset from the selectable Keyboard sets – although the file did not exist anymore. If I clicked on «Show Set» in that situation it would open a finder window with a newly created "Testset.txt" file in the folder en_US.

                Where does this come from? I clearly deleted it.

                It seems that ID has another place to save those kinda files or it just creates new ones out of nowhere... really confusing

                • 5. Re: Transfer Indesign Shortcuts
                  philippanmei Level 4

                  Previous system:

                  Goto : C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\InDesign\[Version]\[language]\InDesign Shortcut Sets

                  and copy the .INDK file that you have created the keyboard shortcut key

                  and

                  Current system:

                  Goto : C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\InDesign\[Version]\[language]\InDesign Shortcut Sets

                  and paste the .INDK file that you have copy it.

                   

                   

                  Enjoy!!

                   

                  Thank you

                  • 6. Re: Transfer Indesign Shortcuts
                    boldusain Level 1

                    philippanmei @George_Salnik

                    Well you were right. It is very consufing, that when clicking on «Show Set» it will open a cached .txt file instead of the .indk file.

                    This got me completely confused.

                     

                    I had to search for the right Path on Mac, but I guess it works (I am currently at work and don't have my old computer with me).

                    Mac Path:

                     

                    /Users/*****/Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign/Version 12.0/en_US/InDesign Shortcut Sets/ShortcutSet.indk

                     

                    Thank you both.