Chapter 21. Customizing

Working with computer software is a personal thing. I’m always impressed with how emotional my students are (maybe too emotional) about how their software should work. One student tells me she hates the way a certain feature works; yet another insists it’s his favorite thing in the entire program.

The InDesign team recognizes that some people want the program to work one way, and others want it exactly the opposite. That’s why there are many ways to customize the program.

You can change the keyboard shortcuts so that they are similar to other software you use. You can modify the settings for the display of images and onscreen elements. You can control how text wraps around other objects. You can even throw away all your ...

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