For today's tip I'm borrowing one from yesterday's Plotting & Publishing webcast that I almost forgot to mention. (Maybe if I post it here I'll remember it better for next time.)
Ever open a drawing and discover that the layout is black & white, even though the layers are not?
What's going on is that the current page setup is set to Display Plot Styles -- sort of a pre-plot-preview. To turn this off, go to the Page Setup Manager...
...Modify the current page setup...
...and uncheck the "Display Plot Styles" box.
When you go back into the drawing, you'll see your regular layer colors again.
Missed the webcast? It'll be up soon on the Training tab of the AutoCAD LT home page, along with all the other previous webcasts.