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Real World Adobe by Mordy Golding

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Appendix B. Application Preferences

Adobe Illustrator has many different settings, or preferences, that control the program’s behavior. Illustrator CS3 actually has 11 different panels of preferences. On Mac OS, you’ll find the Preferences dialog by choosing Application > Preferences or by pressing Command-K. On Windows, you’ll find the Preferences dialog by choosing Edit > Preferences or by pressing Control-K.

The General Panel

The General panel of Preferences is pretty much a melting pot of settings (Figure B.1). These settings are also the ones that alter the behavior of features the most.

Figure B.1. The General panel in Preferences offers quick access to settings such as Keyboard Increment.

Keyboard Increment. When moving artwork around ...

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