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In Indesign 2022, how do I get the Essentials Classic Work space back on top where it should be?

Community Beginner ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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I don't have time to continously re-learn the interface and am sick and tired of it changing every friggin year.

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Community Expert , Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021
  1. Window > Workspace > [Essential Classics]
  2. Window > Workspace > Reset Essential Classics

 

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Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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The company I work for is slow to upgrade to new versions because we are always in production, so I haven't opened 2022 yet, but are you saying that the Essentials Classic workspace is gone, or is there, but not at the top of the list? I use a custom workspace that I have edited from one of the preset ones. Would that solve your issue?

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Community Expert ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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Essential Classic workspace is still there, pretty much in the same position as the previous version. 

(IMO, it's a pretty worthless workspace since too many important panels are closed.)

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 02, 2022 Sep 02, 2022

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Can you tell me where to find it? It used to be under Windows, but it's no longer there.

 

Thanks!

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Community Expert ,
Sep 02, 2022 Sep 02, 2022

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Have you rebuilt your preferences?

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New Here ,
Sep 03, 2022 Sep 03, 2022

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I don't have this option anymore. I keep up and got the 2022 version when it first came out... it looks ike my app updated itself and now I don't have this option??? Everything was fine yesterday and now its all changed booo...I wouldn't be so flustered but I'm in the middle of a project or I would fuss with creating a custom space. Please help

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Community Expert ,
Sep 05, 2022 Sep 05, 2022

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Have you rebuilt your preferences?

https://www.ideastraining.com/TutorialsAndTips/TroubeshootInDesign.html

 

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Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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No need to rant – the interface hasn't changed. If you're having issues with the Workspace, maybe resetting the InDesign Preferences may sort it out.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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Sorry to rant.  In any case, when I click to select the Essentials Classic" it is not setting up the top bar of the interface across the top. It appears to have "selected " the classic essentials workspace but it does not essentials-classic_comparison.jpg

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Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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  1. Window > Workspace > [Essential Classics]
  2. Window > Workspace > Reset Essential Classics

 

~Barb

 

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cha-ching!  Thanks Barb!

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Aug 01, 2022 Aug 01, 2022

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Thank you. Perfect. Simple and straight forward. Very helpful.

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Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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We are always happy to help, @RonKoz59.

 

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Explorer ,
Mar 01, 2022 Mar 01, 2022

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Just don't change it every year @adobe.

Somehow, my pre-saved workspace (2021) didn't transferred into the new version (2022).

It's not the first time, and also not only happening in InDesign. Pretty annoying and time-consuming.

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New Here ,
Feb 24, 2023 Feb 24, 2023

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hi...im using CS6 but essential classics is not showing. Pls help

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Aug 19, 2022 Aug 19, 2022

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How do I get work spaces back on the mac. 

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 02, 2022 Sep 02, 2022

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This fix no longer works. Essentials Classic is no longer listed!!! I am so upset!

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Community Expert ,
Sep 02, 2022 Sep 02, 2022

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It's listed on my system. In either case, why not just recreate the workspace with one of your own? It's such a simple workspace, it should take all of 5 minutes to create.

 

You can always manually backup and copy the workspace to a new version when the time comes. 

 

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Feb 18, 2024 Feb 18, 2024

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agreed!!!

 

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