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Defining properties of boxes, runarounds etc.

Defining properties of boxes, runarounds etc.

Defining properties of boxes, runarounds etc.

(OP)
I work on a magazine (in France so sometimes I don't know the English word for technical terms used in ID - sorry!) and have not been using ID for too long. I need to know how to set up certain options so that I always have the same parameters. For example, when I choose the runaround window, i always want the runround to be at 2 mm (per side of a box, or around the clipping path, for ex.) (not 3,24 mm as is proposed by ID). I also always want image boxes to have a white background and a 0,2 pt  border. I want all the lines I draw to be 0,4 pts, ETC ETC. How to do this? I'm sure there is a painfully simple thing that i have missed! Thanks very much

RE: Defining properties of boxes, runarounds etc.

Hi Tahila,

Everything you specify when no special object is selected is taken as default.

For example:
If InDesign is running wtihout any document open, then all parameters you enter in the palette windows are taken as default values for all documents.

If a document is opened in InDesign, but no object of this document is selected, all parameters you enter are taken as default FOR THIS DOCUMENT.

Greetings,
Thomas (Munich/Bavaria)

Thomas M. Reuter
Munich
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[Mac G4DP, OS 10.2.6]

RE: Defining properties of boxes, runarounds etc.

(OP)
Thanks for the reply Thomas but this doesn't seem to work. I set the runaround value at 2 mm, for example, but when I open a document and apply the runaround to a box, it's back to zero. What am I doing wrong???
Thanks

RE: Defining properties of boxes, runarounds etc.

Tahila,

you're right: I checked it out.

Please try the following:
- open the document where you want to insert boxes with default runarounds
- Verify that no object is selected
- Open the runaround palette
- select for ex. the second icon
- enter 2/2/2/2 into the fileds

Now select a rectangle, a Text box or something else - and you will see, that it is created by default with runarounds of 2mm.

Is that what you meant?

Thomas M. Reuter
Munich
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[Mac G4DP, OS 10.2.6]

RE: Defining properties of boxes, runarounds etc.

(OP)
Yes, you're right, it works in the OPEN DOCUMENT but I want this to happen in every document that I open or create. Also I tried the same system with drop shadows but I can't even seem to set the default for these in an open document, much less all of them.
Thanks for your help though!
tahila

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