No matter how many times I set up a workspace (which sometimes it erases) I can not stop Indesign from defaulting to picas. It is the most annoying and ridiculously simple thing that having a workspace should solve. Yes, my workspace was set up correctly. This is a problem that goes way back to like CS3.
How do I get it to stop. Ultimately, I don't want to even have the option for picas.
Moved to the InDesign forum. They will be able to help you here.
With no files open, open the InDesign Preferences and set your unit of choice under Units and Increments. This will become the new default for new files. You can reset exisiting files the same way, or right-click either ruler, (or the intersection to set both at once) and reset to the units you want.
Thanks! I just changed that. Now I will see how long it holds because over the course of time my workspaces disappeared, as well as my preference settings. I catch it mostly with typographer's quote marks. They convert to inch marks and then I have to start all over.
Thanks so much, I will add another reply if it holds up.