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Instant InDesign: Designing Templates for Fast and Efficient Page Layout by Gabriel Powell

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Specifying the Default Settings

Default settings determine the initial behavior of a document and the objects it contains. You can specify default settings at the application level, document level, or object level. If you change a setting when no documents are open, your changes are applied at the application level, which means that all new documents will use those default settings. If you change a setting when a document is open, your changes affect that document only. If you change object-level settings when no objects are selected, your changes specify the defaults for all new objects you create within that document.

Keep in mind that if the default settings at the application level are different from those at the document level, the document’s ...

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