The strength of a loaded cursor
It happened. InDesign crashed. One moment I was working happily, and the next InDesign was gone with a message about quitting unexpectedly. (On Windows this would have been that InDesign had stopped working.)
I restarted the program. As expected, InDesign restored the document I had been working on. But there were a few surprises.
First, not only did InDesign restore the document I had been working on, it also restored the tabbed files that were sitting in the background.
Next, InDesign saved the loaded cursor information in the file I was working on. This was a real surprise. I didn't expect the cursor to stay loaded after a crash. This meant I could still place the images in the cursor.
But the loaded cursor is even more robust than just that. InDesign also saves the information in the loaded cursor when you switch from one document to another. So you can work on one file and load the cursor, then work on another file, and then move back to the first document and the cursor stays loaded with the placed files.
Finally, the loaded cursor is part of the undo chain. Place all the images in a loaded cursor, do some more work, and then undo. The loaded cursor appears when you get to those undo actions.
So don't panic or hesitate if you crash or move to another file. Your loaded cursor stays armed and ready to fire!