A pattern preset lets you save all the settings in a barcode or pattern and then apply them all at once later. Unlike styles in InDesign, pattern presets don’t stay linked after they’re applied. In other words, updating the settings in a pattern preset will have no effect on the frames the preset has already been applied to.
Create a preset
Create a new preset is easy. Just apply a pattern, then choose "Save as preset" from the Presets dropdown at the bottom of the palette:
Apply a preset
To apply a preset, select a frame then choose the preset from the "Presets" dropdown:
Where do Presets Live?
Presets live with a document or with the application itself. Presets that are created and edited when no documents are open are on the application workspace. When a new document is created, the presets from the application workspace are copied to the document.
To work with presets when no documents are open, select the “Edit Presets...” menu from the PatternMaker flyout menu.