17. Customizing the Way You Work

What You’ll Do

Set General Preferences

Change Selection & Anchor Display Preferences

Set Type Preferences

Change Units & Display Performance Preferences

Set Slices and Hyphenation Preferences

Select Plug-Ins

Select Scratch Disks

Set User Interface Preferences

Set File Handling & Clipboard Preferences

Work with Appearance of Black Preferences

Define Shortcut Keys

Use Drawing Tablets


No description of Adobe Illustrator would be complete without that well-known, but little utilized area called Preferences. Illustrator preferences serve several purposes. They help customize the program to your particular designing style, and they help you utilize available computer resources to increase the overall ...

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