Adobe do not respond much on these forums, these are User-to-User forums, so like minded InDesign users can connect with each other and offer each other support.
You can save your InDesign Shortcuts in the Edit>Shortcuts dialog box.
You can also save your preferences and back up most of them. In the Save Print Settings, Save PDF settings - and lots of other things
I'm sure there was a script to backup the entire preferences for InDesign but I can't seem to find it.
You can also go to the Adobe folder in your computer and save the preset files and preferences from there - I'm not clued up on the details but I'm sure someone will have all the details of which folder and which files to backup.
Hope that helps.
Hello Eugene, thank your for your helpfullness. I know how i can save and backup and copy preferences files and folders. I am already synching them on different computers. I also know the preference-backup script (which is not yet updated for CS6, afaik).
The problem is that indesign is not assigning shortcuts to scripts by their filename (say "dothis.jsx") but instead assigns an "action-ID" to the script "dothis.jsx" upon generation of the preferences file and these action-ID will change as soon as i (have to) kill my prefs.
If you take a look at an .indk (Keyboard Preferences File) it will look like this:
<action-id value="0xff000000 + 136" name="Skripte:Benutzer:relink2newpath_andsuffix5.jsx"></action-id>
Next time i flush my preferences this script "relink2newpath" might be assigned to a different number (not 0xff000000 + 136 anymore) and the keyboard-shortcut wont work anymore as it will still be assigned to +136. All shortcuts will be jumbled.
It's driving me crazy.
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Ah right - that is very messy indeed.
The only direct route you have with Adobe is the Wishform https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform
But unless it gets flagged by a number of people with the same problem and it's causing havoc then I don't think it will be prioritised as a fix.
You can also post this on the InDesign wishlist forum http://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/114445-adobe-indesign-wishlist
I don't really see where else you can add a wishlist to.
I think perhaps visit the InDesign Scripting Forum and see if anyone can russle up a script that saves your shortcuts a bit better.
Thank you, thats a good direction. I will post there.
To follow up i posted a bug/request in the adobe submission form and also posted in the scripters forum, to get feedback from fellow scripters.
So perhaps a solution will be found here: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1195542