Making "Show Rulers," "Show Grid," and "Snap To Grid" the default view in CS3...

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How do I make the Show Rulers, Show Grid, and Snap To Grid the default view for artboards in new documents in Illustrator CS3?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 27, 2020
Monika Gause Adobe Community Professional , Jun 27, 2020
That version had New document profiles. You find them in your user folder. https://www.vektorgarten.de/illustrator-settings.html

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Version too old to remember how some features worked and have changed.

Would saving a file as a Template, would work? Give a try, please.

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Ah ha... small bit of progress! The Templates seem to save the grid and ruler settings. Except there doesn't seem to be a "default.ait" template that applies to generc blank new documents. Any idea where I have to save it and what I have to name it? THANK YOU!

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That version had New document profiles.

You find them in your user folder.

https://www.vektorgarten.de/illustrator-settings.html

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I tried the New Document profiles, but they don't seem to store the grid and ruler settings. 😞 Thank you for the suggestion, though.

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Turns out you were right. I was looking at text file New Document profile definitions, NOT the .ai files stored here:

 

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CS3 Settings\New Document Profiles

 

Once I got the right files in the right place, creating a new file with, say, "Basic CMYK" opened up a blank doc with rulers, grids, and snap to grid! YAY!! THANK YOU!

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It's an old version so I'm not entirly certain but...I think you just need to save the workspace with them active. I could be wrong though.

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I tried the workspaces, but they don't seem to store the grid and ruler settings. 😞 Thank you for the suggestion, though.

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BINGO!! I found them! They're not the text file New Document profiles I was looking at. They're .ai files stored here:

 

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CS3 Settings\New Document Profiles

 

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