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Visual QuickStart Guide Illustrator CS2 for Windows and Macintosh by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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Chapter 31. Preferences

The first task you’ll learn in this chapter is to customize your startup file. Then you’ll learn how to choose dozens of default command, tool, and palette settings for current and future documents in the nine panels of the Preferences dialog box: General, Type, Units & Display, Guides & Grid, Smart Guides & Slices, Hyphenation, Plug-ins & Scratch Disks, File Handling & Clipboard, and Appearance of Black.

Creating a Custom Startup File

By creating a custom CMYK and/or RGB startup file containing the colors, patterns, gradients, and document settings that you work with regularly, you can have those elements be part of every new document.

To Create a Custom Startup File

  1. For safekeeping, duplicate the existing startup file, and ...

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