The latest release of InDesign has some great new features including: Support for Endnotes, Paragraph Borders, Text Management in Creative Cloud Libraries, Font Filtering, the ability to find similar fonts and better HTML Export. But there is one feature in particular I want to focus on, and it’s Object Styles enhancements. You can now set or modify an object’s size or position.
Being able to specify an object’s size and position makes it much easier to execute global changes throughout your document. For example, if you have a frame that is too close to trim, you can modify the Object Size to reposition all the frames that have a particular Object Style applied.
You can also specify the Reference Point in the Object Style dialog box. That way you can make adjustments from the top, bottom, left or right side of an object. For example, if an object is too close to the bottom of your document (less than 3⁄16 inch), you can modify the Object Style, provided that you created one and applied it. So, when setting up your document, I would recommend setting the Position Options for your Objects.
You can set the size of an object as well. I use this when placing text frames that have the same width and / or height. This not only helps make them consistent, but also speeds up the process.
By the way, my InDesign New Features Guide has been updated to include InDesign CC (2018).