Set Your Default Outline
OK, on to the tip. Let's say you want to make sure that Scale with Image is turned on for any graphics that you create. It could be a different outline width, color or any other outline property. With no objects selected in your file, click on the Outline Pen tool or just press F12. You'll get a dialog box telling you that nothing is selected and asking if you want to change the defaults. You can choose whether the changes apply to a Graphic, Artistic Text, Paragraph Text or any variation of the three. Once you click OK, you'll get the Outline Pen dialog box. Change whatever you want to change. For our example, we'll turn on Scale with Image. Click OK to exit the Outline Pen dialog box and you have changed the default for the current document and only the current document. Now select Tools | Save Settings as Defaults. That will change the default for all new documents. It will not change any existing files.