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Dock the pages panel

Community Beginner ,
Jan 07, 2024 Jan 07, 2024

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Hi! How do I get the Pages etc panel to dock to the top right? I am using twin monitors and I often have to move Indesign from one screen across to the other. It's really annoying when this panel stays behind.

 

For the record, I know how to dock the toolbar and I know how to make the panels group together - you drag the forehead of the panel until a blue line shows up. But for THIS panel group, no blue line is forthcoming no matter what I do. I must be missing something ... surely.

 

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Community Expert , Jan 08, 2024 Jan 08, 2024

Hi @BeckOzineedhelp:

 

The key to docking is your cursor needs to touch the edge for the blue line to appear.

 

~Barb

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 08, 2024 Jan 08, 2024

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Hi,

 

Sorry to hear about the trouble. Please try the suggestions shared in this similar discussion and let us know if this helps or if you need further assistance.

 

Thanks

Rishabh

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Jan 08, 2024 Jan 08, 2024

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Hi @BeckOzineedhelp:

 

The key to docking is your cursor needs to touch the edge for the blue line to appear.

 

~Barb

 

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Jan 08, 2024 Jan 08, 2024

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THANK YOU a million times, Barb. That's what I needed!!

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Jan 08, 2024 Jan 08, 2024

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And if you continue to struggle, just choose Window > Workspace > Reset Advanced to restore the docked advanced workspace and then add the additional panels you need using your screenshot as a roadmap. Once you rebuild it, take a minute to save the workspace with Window > Workspace > New Workspace and give it a logical name.

 

Once saved, if you even inadvertently undock it again, you can just reset your custom workspace and it will return to the way it looked when you saved it. 

 

~Barb

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Excellent, and always happy to help.

 

~Barb

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

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How to dock all menus commands horizontally?

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Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

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The menus? Or the panels?

 

Menus run along the top of your screen starting with the File menu and ending with the Help menu. (InDesign menu to Help menu on a Mac.) They are always displayed horizontally and that can't change.

 

Panels can only be docked on the right or left of your screen. The exception to that rule is the Control panel, which can only be docked at the top or the bottom. 

 

~Barb

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

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Thanks for your prompt response! Sorry I am fairly new to the Adobe Suite as I am calling these items interchangeably.

 

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I am trying to have the editing and all stuff docked horizontally below the menu bar as they were before. 

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Cheers!

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Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

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No worries, Gina. We are here to help.

 

From your 2nd screenshot, the quickest way to get back to the first one is to use Window > Workspace > Reset Advanced.

 

The details: your top screenshot shows the Control panel visible, which runs along the top. (Window > Control).

 

The second screenshot shows the Control panel hidden, and the Paragraph and Character panels open instead. When you reset the Advanced workspace it'll put it back to the way it was.

 

InDesign puts most of its functionality in the panels. All of them are listed alphabetically in the Window menu. If you don't see one that you need, you can always open the menu, and display the panel you need. 

 

~Barb

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Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

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Thank you so much Barb! It works perfectly

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Glad you are back on track.

 

~Barb

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