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How to export workspace settings

Community Beginner ,
Jul 12, 2017 Jul 12, 2017

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How do I export Workspace settings in Mac InDesign 2017.1 so I can make them the same on laptop/desktop?

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Adobe Employee , Jul 12, 2017 Jul 12, 2017

Hi,

You need to migrate your preferences.

1. Go to: ~/Library/Preferences/Adobe/Adobe InDesign

2. Navigate to Version X.0/en_us/Workspaces and you'll find your workspace files

Copy and place the workspace files in the exact same location on the new Macintosh and launch InDesign -- you should see them in the menu.

Let us know if the issue was resolved.

-Aman

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 12, 2017 Jul 12, 2017

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Hi,

You need to migrate your preferences.

1. Go to: ~/Library/Preferences/Adobe/Adobe InDesign

2. Navigate to Version X.0/en_us/Workspaces and you'll find your workspace files

Copy and place the workspace files in the exact same location on the new Macintosh and launch InDesign -- you should see them in the menu.

Let us know if the issue was resolved.

-Aman

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 19, 2018 Feb 19, 2018

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Could anyone tell me how to do this on a PC running windows 10?

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Community Expert ,
Feb 19, 2018 Feb 19, 2018

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You can find them here:

drive:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\InDesign\Version 13.0\language\Workspaces

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 19, 2018 Feb 19, 2018

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Awesome, Thanks

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 22, 2022 Nov 22, 2022

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My computer (Mac, updated to the latest OS) does not have a folder within ~/Library/Preferences/ called Adobe or Adobe Indesign so these steps were not helpful. Why isn't there a way to export your settings and save them where you want? It is so much simpler than running around looking for a folder especially when apparently it's not always organized the same way. Not to mention each app works a little differently to access these setting so it is an absolute nightmare every time I realize I have to share my setttings from device to device because I know it will not be straight-forward. In this case for InDesign, I'm absolutely stuck because that folder you mentioned isn't there.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 22, 2022 Nov 22, 2022

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 I assume you haven't turned your Library Folder visible. So go to your User Folder, hit "Command J" and make the Library folder visible. And yes, all Mac OS Folders are organized and distributed the same way, there is no point distributing random OS just for fun.

 

Hope it helps.

 

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New Here ,
Dec 12, 2022 Dec 12, 2022

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Same for me. You're not mistaken. Latest Indesign and MacOS here.

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New Here ,
Feb 24, 2023 Feb 24, 2023

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I've found my worskspaces here:

Applications/Adobe InDesign 2023/Presets/InDesign_Workspaces/en_GB (language) > list of them was in the folder.

running InDesgin 2023 on MacOS

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 13, 2017 Jul 13, 2017

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Excellent! Thank you.  I was looking in the right place almost...

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