Snippet content defaults

Engaged ,
Jan 26, 2021 Jan 26, 2021

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I use a slug snippet to record the last modified time, sevice order number, file name and other info on my print projects. I prefer to use the 24 hour clock time vs: AM/PM. I set my snippet up with 24 hour time and the short version of the month, save it to my desktop and drag it in to my project slug area. 

 

Despite the fact that I save and set the last modified date/time as: Jan. 25, 2021 / 20:35, when I drag the snippet to the project it displays January 25, 2021 / 8:35 PM. If  I redefine the date/time after I place it in the project, it keeps the preferred definitions.

 

Is there a way to keep my original definitions instead of defaulting to the long date and am/pm time?

Thanks to those who know more than me,

Joe

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 26, 2021 Jan 26, 2021
Hi Joe   The problem is if you are using the modification date variable, it is defined in each individual file. So when you pull your snippet into a new file, it's going to use the definition in that file. It sounds like you do this all the time so you can change the default: either for one document or for all new documents. Then, when you drag in your snippet, it will conform to that document's modification date variable's definition.   ~Barb 

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Hi Joe

 

The problem is if you are using the modification date variable, it is defined in each individual file. So when you pull your snippet into a new file, it's going to use the definition in that file. It sounds like you do this all the time so you can change the default: either for one document or for all new documents. Then, when you drag in your snippet, it will conform to that document's modification date variable's definition.

 

~Barb 

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Sounds great. How do I go about changing the default?

Thanks,

Joe

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Jan 26, 2021 Jan 26, 2021

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Hey Joe:

 

I explain how to edit system defaults (for all new files) and document defaults (for one file) in this post:

https://www.rockymountaintraining.com/adobe-indesign-setting-and-removing-defaults/

 

Let me know if you have any questions. 

 

~Barb 

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Engaged ,
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Barb,

You are my Hero of the Day. That information is GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREAT!

Thanks,

Joe

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I've marked Barb's answer correct.

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Excellent. Always happy to help.

 

~Barb 

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