A Visual Guide to InDesign Preferences
InDesign has a lot of preferences that control the way it looks and behaves. In all, there are 20 sets of preferences in a dialog box with hundreds of individual settings. And it’s very important for any InDesign user to understand which of those preferences apply to the application as a whole, and which ones only affect the current document. But the dialog box itself gives you no clue. That why since CS 5.5, I have been producing a visual guide to InDesign preferences, with document-specific preferences highlighted.
The guide has been updated for InDesign 2020 and is free to download. You just need to be a member here at InDesignSecrets to get it. If you’re logged in with either a free or premium membership, the download link for the guide appears below. Enjoy!
Vote for the Feature Request
I’ve also filed a feature request for marking document-specific preferences at the InDesign UserVoice page. Please vote for this feature request if you’d like to see preferences clearly marked in a future version of InDesign.Premium or free members, please log in at the top of the page, or become a member of InDesignSecrets.