Pencil tool is missing in Animate 2020

New Here ,
Oct 04, 2020 Oct 04, 2020

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The Pencil tool is completely absent in my version of Animate 2020. I'm working through the tutorials in the Animate 2020 release of Classroom in a Book. That's when I noticed the Pencil tool is missing ... in both ActionScript 3 and HTML5 Canvas. I assume it's supposed to be there. I saw some other postings here about the Pencil tool not working quite right, but mine is just not there.

 

Is there anything I can do to get it back?

 

Thanks.

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Oct 04, 2020 Oct 04, 2020

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Ooops. I stumbled across the solution. A post for another problem mentioned something about the workspace.I reset the Essentials workspace and the Pencil tool appeared.

 

When I started the Animate CIB book, it mentioned you could edit the workpace. I clicked the Edit button but I didn't think I changed anything. Maybe I did accidentallly.

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Explorer ,
Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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How do you reset the Essentials Workspace. My pen just randomly dissappeared this morning. I am not doing any of the tutorial stuff though. 
When I do press Y to bring up pencil tool. It just brings up a brush and when I draw, it makes dotted lines and when I let go, it fills in the line. Now it is indeed a line (which is what I want) but where the heck did the pencil tool go?

I restarted, deleted and reinstalled and nope. Nothing. It was there yesterday and gone today. lol

 

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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The design looks like it has changed. Essentials can be chosen from the workspace icon in the upper right of the Animate window, and to the right of that is a curved arrow icon, that will reset the workspace.

Or you can use Window/Workspaces/Reset "Essentials".

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