Default Document Properties

When you add a new document to the document list, the document inherits the default properties. The type of information in the default properties is exactly the same as that of a document's properties.

Using Default Properties

By setting options in the default properties, you can easily set up common and often used options that new documents automatically inherit. Here are some examples of how you might set up the default properties:

Modifying the Default Properties

To modify the default properties, you access the Default Properties sheet dialog, which is a dialog with the same set of tabbed sheets, one for each property category, as the Document Properties dialog. To access the Default Properties dialog, click Default Properties... on the Document menu.


If you modify the default properties, existing documents in the document list do not receive the changes. The default properties apply only to new documents you subsequently add to the document list.