Am running InDesign CS6 on Windows 10 Professional.
Have created blank.indt -- a "default template" so that if I start a new file in InDesign, it will have the styles, tag-mapping for styles, colors, and page layout that I want.
However, I don't know where to place it on my computer's hard drive so that InDesign automatically will open it.
Back in Windows 7, I put it in C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe InDesign CS6.
Should I use the same location in Windows 10 so that I don't have to waste time re-setting everything in a new blank InDesign file?
(Notice I was careful not to say, "Where should I put it?")
In InDesign, you set system defaults by closing down all files and then selecting the values. InDesign does not open a default template to do this.
So for example, close all files and set up your paragraphs styles in the Paragraph Style panel and the colors in the Swatches panel. Use File > Document Setup to specify the default paper size, margins, columns, etc. Once this is done, every time you choose File > New, InDesign will use these defaults.
That's correct for simply launchind InDesign. But after putting blank.indt in C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe InDesign CS6, if I launch a new document [CTRL-N], it now has the styles, page layout, and colors that I want.