I’ve talked many times over the years about needing an extended keyboard. Creative Pro has a good article about the two Enter keys and their different functions in InDesign. But this is just the beginning of the advantages.
The numerical pad on the right must be used for keyboard shortcuts for styles. Applying styles by shortcut is a major factor in production. It can cut your formatting times by 75% or more if you’re brand new to the process.
The editor’s six keys, above the four-key arrow-key group, save an immense amount of time when editing, proofing, moving from page to page, and much more.
Some of the new, fashionable “laptop” limited keyboards only have the arrow keys. Supposedly, the function key will help you here, but don’t believe it.
You need an extended keyboad
I use the Apple aluminum version, but it’s an important decision. My students have found good ones, cheap on Ebay.