Colour Panel popup partly off screen

Community Beginner ,
Feb 08, 2022 Feb 08, 2022

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Hi People,

 

Since InDesign 17.1, I've found that what I open up the colour panel under Appearance to change the colout of text, the top of the panel disappears off screen like below.

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As a result, I am unable to select the text fill icon to set a colour for the text.

If I pull the InDesign window down, I can see the whole panel:

 

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I'm unable to drag the panel lower in the screen.

I note that the same behaviour doesn't happen with rectangle or similar fills.

Can this be fixed please as its downright annoying.

Andrew

 

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Feb 08, 2022 Feb 08, 2022

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Try: Under Preferences / Interface / Panels Section - Uncheck: Auto-Collapse Icon Panels

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Feb 08, 2022 Feb 08, 2022

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It was already unchecked. Only affecting the panel when attempting the change text colour.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 08, 2022 Feb 08, 2022

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You may find you have to drag the Appearance panel icon off the InDesign Sidebar onto the document window to separate the panel and make it easier to access the various commands and get InDesign to do what you want. Or better still, go to the Window pull-down menu and select the Color sub-menu to access either the Swatches panel to use a pre-defined color or the Color panel to define a brand new one.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Randy

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Feb 10, 2022 Feb 10, 2022

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Hi People,

 

I've realised that this only happens with the Essentials workspace. The other workspaced place the appearance settings in the toolbard at the top of the workspace where clicking the T fill icon goes directly to the Colour Picker rather that the swatches.

 

So I will change workspaces.

 

Andrew

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