Using Paper Color to Help Distinguish Various Files
I’m currently working on a complex manual regarding a marine electrical system. This particular manual has many similarities to three other manuals I have done in the past, but it’s not exactly like any one of them. When I’m working on a project like this, I find it helpful to keep several of the previous documents open for reference. But since all the documents look so much alike, there have been times when I’ve lost track of which one was my “working” document, and I ended up editing the wrong one.
But today I came up with a way to distinguish between the working document and the reference documents. I simply change the CMYK values of thePaper color swatch. (To do this, double-click on the Paper swatch in the Swatches panel.)
I edited the Paper swatch for each of the three reference documents, making them appear blue, pink, and yellow onscreen.
Now, when I toggle between the three documents, I’ll never mistake any of them for my working document.