I'm writing a series of lectures where I use a different font to indicate code. Is there any way to assign new shortcut keys/key combinations to select the two fonts I want?
I didn't find any way to modify the style of the selection, but you could use UI scripting to select a font from the format bar.
You could assign shortcuts to the scripts with FastScripts or by creating Automator services.
I don't know any easy-simple way, but (as usual) Automator and scripting can provide some help.
The basic idea is:
so, to make this work:
into the "Run Shell Script" action enter:
All the above is sounds complicated, but it is much faster to do it as reading the above. ;) Here's what your Automator screen should look like when you're done with the above steps:
Save and name the service, for example, as "SetMyFont". Now you have a new "Service", so let's check it out:
If the service works, you now should add a global hotkey for it:
A bit complicated to set up, but it works and when you have lots of text, it can speed up the formatting a bit.
(Somebody will likely suggest much simpler solution using AppleScript directly with Keynote.)
When you've finished the work and don't need the service anymore, you can remove the "SetMyFont.workflow" from the
Not by default, but according to Apple's Keynote shortcut page you can use:
Better than nothing, I hope.