Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting application and document preferences, part of InDesign Insider Training: Beyond the Essentials.
The more that you customize InDesign to the way that you work, the more…efficient you're going to be.…The primary way to customize InDesign is the Preferences Dialog Box, which you…can find up here, under the InDesign menu on the Mac, and in Windows, it's at…the bottom of the Edit Menu.…Inside the Preferences sub menu, you'll find a bunch of different preferences…that you can jump to, but it's a lot faster just to jump to the General…Preferences, and you can get to all of the other ones from there.…Now, if you're going to be an InDesign power user, you probably are going to go…to the Preferences dialog box a lot.…
It's a good idea to remember the keyboard shortcut, Command+K, or Ctrl+K on Windows.…However you get to the Preferences dialog box, when it opens you'll see a bunch…of panes down the left side.…This list of preferences is the same list that we saw just a moment ago in that sub menu.…We can jump from one of these preferences panes to the next simply by clicking…on them, or another keyboard shortcut, Command+1 or Ctrl+1 on Windows goes to…
- Setting preferences
- Working with parent and child master pages
- Adding alternate layouts
- Exporting and importing page snippets
- Tracking text changes
- Choosing other languages
- Aligning to a baseline grid
- Applying styles automatically with nested and line styles
- Embedding links
- Turning image layers on and off
- Using the Pathfinder and compound paths
- Power scaling and spacing
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Managing Your Document Window
2. Setting Up InDesign and Your New Document
Customizing InDesign menus3m 31s
3. Layout Techniques
4. Advanced Text and Typography
5. Paragraph and Character Styles
6. Long-Document Text Techniques
7. Advanced Graphic Techniques
Using advanced strokes9m 6s
9. Advanced Layout
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