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Smart Connection preferences

Smart Connection preferences

Preferences allow you to set default Smart Connection options to your personal preference.

Accessing the preferences

  • InDesign
  • Mac OS X: Choose InDesign > Preferences > Smart Connection...
  • Windows: Choose Edit > Preferences > Smart Connection...
  • InCopy:
  • Mac OS X: Choose InCopy > Preferences > Smart Connection...
  • Windows: Choose Edit > Preferences > Smart Connection...

The Smart Connection preferences

Figure: The Smart Connection preferences (shown here in InCopy).

Proxy

When Enterprise Server is connected through a proxy server, enter the credentials here.

Routing message options

When a file is routed to you by another user, choose what action should take place:

  • Alert:
  • Do not show a dialog
  • Show dialog for messages sent to me
  • Show dialog for messages sent to me or my group

The message that appears when a file is routed to a user

  • Play sound when message arrives

Options

  • Display layout name in Create Article. (Available in InDesign only) When selected, the name of the layout from which the article is created is automatically added to the Name field of the Create Article dialog box.

The Create Article dialog box

Figure: The Create Article dialog box with the name of the layout automatically filled as the name for the article.

  • Show import options dialog on place. When selected, the Import Options dialog box appears each time a file is placed.
  • Bring InCopy Stories to Front in Layout view. (InCopy only, requires Smart Connection for Adobe CC 2014 (version 10.3.0 or higher), or Smart Connection for Adobe CC 2015 (version 11.1.0 or higher). When enabled, opening an article that is placed on a layout will bring all article components of that story to the front in Layout view. This makes sure that all article components are fully accessible and not obscured by other layout objects. For more information, see Opening articles in InCopy using Smart Connection.
  • Enable Smart Caching. (Requires Smart Caching to be implemented). When selected, Smart Connection will use Smart Caching to retrieve routed files. Status messages below the preference indicate if the Smart Caching feature is correctly working.

Smart Connection panel

  • Document pane font size. For changing the font size of the text in the Document pane when using the Smart Connection panel in List View mode.

The Document pane of the Smart Connection panel

Figure: Files shown in List View mode in the Document pane (A) of the Smart Connection panel.

  • Preview pane font size. For changing the font size of the text in the Preview pane when using the Smart Connection panel in List View mode.

Figure: An InCopy article previewed in the Preview pane (A) of the Smart Connection panel.

Set either option to one of the following sizes:

  • Small (default setting)
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Extra large

Document history

  • 18 September 2017: Added information about the Smart Caching preference.
  • 18 September 2017: Added Smart Connection for Adobe CC 2014 (version 10.3.0 or higher) to option 'Bring InCopy Stories to Front'.
  • 2 August 2017. Added information about the option 'Bring InCopy Stories to Front'.
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