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Changing Preferences For Advanced InDesign Users

Lesson 57 from: Adobe InDesign Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

Changing Preferences For Advanced InDesign Users

Lesson 57 from: Adobe InDesign Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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57. Changing Preferences For Advanced InDesign Users

Lessons

Class Trailer

Overview

1

Introduction To Adobe InDesign CC Advanced

02:24
2

Getting Started With The Adobe InDesign CC Advanced Class

02:38
3

Adjusting Your Workspace For Maximum Amazingness

08:20

Fonts

4

Setting The Default Font Size For New Documents Adobe InDesign

01:14
5

Special Features For Typekit & Open Type Fonts

07:43
6

Where To Get Great Free Fonts For Use In InDesign

03:34
7

Mastering Your Fonts In Adobe InDesign CC

03:39
8

What The Font - Font Guess In Adobe InDesign CC

06:20
9

How To Pick Beautiful Font Pairings In Adobe InDesign CC

02:27
10

Quiz - Fonts

Creative Cloud APP

11

Free Icons Using Adobe Market In InDesign CC

05:45

Color

12

How To Use The Color Theme Tool In Adobe InDesign CC

03:13
13

Using Color Modes In Adobe InDesign CC

02:37
14

Importing Colors & Setting Default Colors In Adobe InDesign CC

06:58
15

Finding Great Colours Using Adobe Color For Use In Adobe InDesign CC

01:11
16

Appearance Of Black & Proofing Colours

07:59
17

Draw Lot Of Shapes At Once InDesign Gridify Live Distribute

13:15
18

Quiz - Color

Drawing

19

How To Make Arrows In Adobe InDesign CC

04:13
20

How To Draw Complex Flowers In Adobe InDesign CC

07:25
21

Quiz - Drawing

Paragraph Goodness

22

How Text Boxes Can Auto-Expand In Adobe InDesign CC With Auto Size

04:41
23

Placeholder Text Alternatives In Adobe InDesign CC

05:43
24

How To Add Paragraph Borders & Shading In Adobe InDesign CC

09:57
25

Paragraph Vs Single Line Composer In Adobe InDesign CC

02:17
26

How To Make Paragraphs Span 2 Columns In Adobe InDesign CC

03:00
27

Mastering Justification In Adobe InDesign CC

04:42
28

Mastering Hyphenation Options Using Adobe InDesign CC

06:54
29

Optical Margin Alignment In Adobe InDesign CC

02:25
30

The Secret Power Of Keep Options In Adobe InDesign CC

05:00
31

Advanced Anchored Objects In Adobe InDesign CC

04:27
32

How To Use Conditional Text In Adobe InDesign CC

07:23
33

Quiz - Paragraph Goodness

Charts & Infographics

34

How To Create Pie Charts & Bar Graphs In Adobe InDesign CC

09:37
35

Quiz - Charts & Infographics

Interactive Documents

36

The Pros & Cons Of The Various Interactive Types In InDesign CC

08:46
37

How To Create An Interactive PDF In Adobe InDesign CC

08:48
38

How To Add Interactive Page Transitions In Adobe InDesign CC

03:58
39

How To Add Navigation To An Interactive PDF In Adobe InDesign CC

06:01
40

What Is Publish Online In Adobe InDesign CC

06:39
41

How To Publish Your Adobe InDesign Publish Online Documents

03:37
42

How To Add Video To Adobe InDesign CC Documents

06:56
43

How To Create Interactive Button Triggered Animations In InDesign CC

05:53
44

How To Make A Multi State Object In Adobe InDesign CC

03:36
45

How To Add Adobe Animate CC To InDesign CC Files

03:39
46

Adding Maps & Calendars To Interactive Documents In InDesign CC

02:52
47

How To Create QR Codes In Adobe InDesign CC

02:49
48

Quiz - Interactive Documents

Keyboard Shortcuts

49

Keyboard Shortcuts In Adobe InDesign CC That Will Change Your Life

11:04
50

Keyboard Shortcuts

Long Documents

51

How To Automatically Place Lots Of Text Onto Multiple Pages In InDesign CC

08:07
52

How To Make A Cross Reference In Adobe InDesign CC

06:33
53

How To Create An Index In Adobe InDesign CC

05:21
54

Add Document Name Automatically To The Page In InDesign Using Text Variables

05:47
55

How To Use The Adobe InDesign CC Book Feature

04:53
56

Quiz - Long Documents

Preferences

57

Changing Preferences For Advanced InDesign Users

05:24

Workflow Speed Tips

58

How To Speed Up Your Workflow For Advanced InDesign CC Users Styles

03:34

Styles

59

Why Should I Use Character Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

04:09
60

Advanced Paragraph Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

01:57
61

How To Use & Map Word Styles In With Adobe InDesign Styles

03:18
62

How To Create Nested Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

04:08
63

How To Create A Grep Style In Adobe InDesign CC

05:58
64

How To Use A Next Style In Adobe InDesign CC

05:27
65

Advanced Object Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

07:51
66

Quiz - Styles

Multiple Documents

67

Best Practices For Working Across Multiple Documents In Adobe InDesign

10:06

Images

68

How To Use Adobe Stock With Adobe InDesign CC

03:16
69

How To Crop Images Inside Of Text In Adobe InDesign CC

04:11
70

Using Adobe Comp CC To Make InDesign Layouts On Your Mobile Phone Or Ipad

03:47
71

Quiz - Images

CC Libraries

72

Advanced Use Of CC Libraries In Adobe InDesign CC

09:40

Photoshop & Illustrator

73

How To Get The Most Of Photoshop & Illustrator In Adobe InDesign CC

13:32

Forms

74

How To Create A PDF Form Using Adobe InDesign CC

21:17
75

Quiz - Forms

Pages

76

Advanced Use Of The Pages Panel In Adobe InDesign CC

08:22
77

How To Place InDesign Documents Inside Of Each Other

01:55
78

Quiz - Pages

Scripts

79

How To Use And Install Scripts In Adobe InDesign CC

08:42

Speed Up InDesign

80

How To Speed Up InDesign When It’s Running Really Slow

07:34
81

Quiz - Speed Up InDesign

Exporting & Printing Tricks

82

Advanced Exporting & Printing Tricks For Adobe InDesign CC

02:32
83

Quiz - Exporting & Printing Tricks

Next Steps

84

BONUS: Software Updates

03:42
85

What To Do Once You’ve Finished Your Advanced InDesign CC Training Class

01:04

Final Quiz

86

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Changing Preferences For Advanced InDesign Users

Okay, it's advanced preference this time. So on a pc it's under edit preferences on a Mac here. It's under in design preferences. And let's start with general, the first thing people don't like about the new version is this start window with all these recently used documents. What you can do is just turn that off click. Ok. And we'll go back to kind of like when it opens you just get all your documents. Okay, so up to you, I'm going to go back. Another interesting ones is actually first, I'm gonna turn back on my start and I'm going to go to units and increments. So this is the place where you change it from inches to millimeters or if you're doing a lot of web work or digital work, you can switch it out to pixels and a little change by default. The other useful thing down here is the keyboard increments. Okay. At the moment, if I click OK, open up a new document whenever I'm tapping things around. Often I like to use my keyboard just to move things around, mainly because smart guides ...

are so smart. Okay, so I'm going to give this a fill of yellow so it's snapping. Yes, but I just want to use my keyboard so I can just tap it along with my keyboard. But often it's working into bigger increments. I want to do like really microscopic stuff so and in design preferences you can adjust that go to units and increments again and just turn this down to something really small. So instead of 013. So I'm just going to put in that case I'm going to get rid of that and it's now watch this, my keyboard shortcuts. It's just teeny tiny. I'm gonna zoom in so it's just like a little bit so you can hold shift to get it to go a lot faster, but now it's just nice tiny little increments. Alright, another interesting preference option is down here, it's clipboard handling. So if you're copying and pasting from word or other in design files or any sort of document, what you might find is you want to bring through lots more information instead of just the text. Okay, when you're pasting, bring through anything you can that might be styles from word or in design, it's not going to clear them all out so you can decide which option you prefer here. Just straight on text or bring through all of the junk. Okay. Things like styles, paragraph styles decide what works for you. Another useful thing is especially for me under spelling, there's one called dynamic spelling and that means it's going to work just like word. Okay, when I type in a word that I can't spell like there, I always get it wrong, it gives me a little red line so I know I can go back and type the right one, you can even right click it and get spelling options, playing your click there and then it goes green because there's a duplicate for right click, it says there's a repeated word in here. Be careful. So quite useful, dynamic spelling, especially for people like me who find it tough. Where does that I go? Never sure. One little thing though is you won't see dynamic spelling if you're in preview mode. Ok. So just tap the W key, you can't see it at all W on W off. Okay. So yeah, just note that one of the other things is that making a pdf can take a long time and sometimes you're like, hasn't made it, Is it frozen? You can turn on this window called background tasks. So it's under utilities and it's called background task. There's a big window. Okay? So you might need a bigger screen to actually be using this one here, but it just shows you what in design is trying to do if you're working with big slow documents, let's say we export this one. I'm gonna call mine export test. Okay. I'm just gonna make it a regular old pdf and I had saved. Keep an eye on this guy. Okay, Watch who? It was really fast. Okay. But if it's taking a really long time, it'll groan and moan and you'll see a little bar kind of eventually getting to the end here can be useful, especially if you're just waiting for a pdf to get created and you're not sure how long it's going to take. The other thing that can happen is alerts appear down here If you're finding you're making PDFs and they're just not being made. Okay, there's some sort of error. It will tell you down here the alerts or it might have useful things like, hey, you've used a pantone or you've used the wrong color mode. Alright, so I'm gonna close down the background task window. He's not really a preference. I know now onto my most favorite of all preferences. It's this control bar along the top here, sometimes called the app bar. The control bar here is what, what's included along all these little options and you can customize it. I find this is super useful when I'm at my type tool, grab my type tool. Remember we're toggle in between these two here, be nice on some screens. You might have noticed if you've got a really big Mac, you can see both the character and then there's a little break here. It's kind of like a dark line you can't really see now it's starting the character stuff. But imagine if you could just see them all in one go, what you can do is just turn this stuff off you don't use. Then you don't have to go and toggle between these two to do it. Okay, pick any one of them and go to this little cog here and go through and say actually in character, I want to see everything, but I want to see character style that's this option here takes up a big huge chunk. I just don't need it. Let's say you don't use character scaling, you shouldn't it's like against the typography rules. Okay. I'm going to use stroke. I'm going to use all the rest of it and say paragraph. What else do I not need? Baseline grid? Say you don't use it as a text grid is good. I don't use paragraph styles up there. I use a separate panel borders and shading I don't use. And then click OK. And now I've got lots of room up here and I've got kind of like everything I need. You can do it with any panel. Okay, click on the selection tool and up here you can decide what to turn on what to turn off. Okay. Under object and just get it down. There's just the bits that you just won't use and you want to make a nice clean control bar or at a bar on the top. Alright, so that's gonna be it for advanced preferences and in design. Let's get on to the next video

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