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How do you make a document's Preview Background Match to Theme Color with a script in InDesign 18.0?

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Nov 09, 2022 Nov 09, 2022

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Before a recent update, InDesign documents would just listen to my default preference for Preview Backgrounds to Match to Theme Color, under Preferences > Guides & Pasteboard. I can set that preference, but it doesn't do anything.

 

This thread recommends using app.generalPreferences.pasteboardColorPreference, but that doesn't do anything (as expected, since it doesn't seem to target an actual document; my application is already using that setting). https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/how-to-disable-the-match-pasteboard-to-theme-col...

 

How can I use a script to set documents to use Match to Theme Color?

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Community Expert , Nov 09, 2022 Nov 09, 2022

Ah! I see. How about this:

doc.pasteboardPreferences.matchPreviewBackgroundToThemeColor = 1;

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Hi @gdwd, I just tried the answer from the post you linked and it worked for me.

app.generalPreferences.pasteboardColorPreference = 1;

 If that doesn't work for you, it might be helpful to post your Indesign version and OS.

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It "works" in that it changes my application's setting, but it doesn't work in that it doesn't change my document's setting.

Using InDesign 18.0 on Windows 10.

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Ah! I see. How about this:

doc.pasteboardPreferences.matchPreviewBackgroundToThemeColor = 1;

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