InDesign has a lot of palettes, and a huge amount of time each day is spent just opening the rightset of palettes, positioning them, closing other palettes, and so on. Make life easier for yourself by creatingworkspaces.

Workspaces remember which palettes are opened (or closed) and where they’re located on the screen. To make a workspace, set up the screen just the way you want it and then choose Window > Workspace > Save Workspace. InDesign then lets you name your workspace whatever you want.

Later, when your palettes are all mixed up again, you can choose that workspace from the same Workspace submenu. Make one workspace for editing text, one for laying out pages, one for proofing, and so on.