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InDesign Previews in File Explorer

Explorer ,
Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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In the recent update to InDesign the previews for files was apparently added, as per these 2 posts:

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/whats-new/2023.html#auto-style:~:text=Preview%20InDesign%20do...

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/setting-preferences.html#doc-preview

 

However no matter what I do I can get it to work - what am I missing?

 

Windows 10 Pro, 21H2, 19044.2251, Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.4180.0

 

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Community Expert , Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

You're not missing much...AFAICT, it doesn't work.

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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Hi @Coldd,

 

Thank you for reaching out. In order to preview the InDesign document, you can go for any of the two options as shown in the screenshot below-

  • You can preview the document from the tool panel.

 

HARSHIKA_VERMA_0-1669940377419.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • You can go to the "View" from the menu bar, Screen Mode, and then Preview.

HARSHIKA_VERMA_1-1669940502922.png

 

 

Let us know if that helps.

 

Thanks,

Harshika

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Explorer ,
Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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Yeah, I was talking about icon previews in Windows Explorer.

As per the 2 links I provided.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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I'm sorry it doesn't work in File Explorer. It definitely works in the Macintosh Finder. I've used it there.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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Not pertinent to File Explorer, but to view it in the Mac Finder, it works in Column or Gallery view but not in Icon or List view. Here is Gallery view for a student magazine turned in to my class this week:

 

Screen Shot 2022-12-02 at 5.11.03 AM.png

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Community Expert ,
Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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I stand corrected. There is a preview pane in File Explorer and if it's turned on you do indeed see the previews.

View>Show>Preview Pane

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Explorer ,
Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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Doesn't work for me, all relevant setting on in preferences.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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Was it saved with InDesign 2023? Did you turn on previews in your InDesign preferences?

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Explorer ,
Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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The screenshot I just posted was created just now, placed on the desktop.

Latest up to date InDesign 2023, all relevant settings on in preferences.

Windows 10 Pro, 21H2, 19044.2251, Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.4180.0

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Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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Well, you're a year behind in Windows updates. I don't know if that matters or not and I only have Windows 11 to check on.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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@Coldd: Have you tried restoring your preferences and caches?

 

https://www.rockymountaintraining.com/adobe-indesign-rebuilding-preferences-cache/

 

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Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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There has been a little confusion about the correct answer. Bob's posting answers the question the original poster asked so I've marked THIS as correct.

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Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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When you have InDesign, you have also Adobe Bridge. There you find preiew and all metainformation to any file, not only InDesign. Use that instead of InDesign. When you are used to it you will like it and benefit of it.

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Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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You're not missing much...AFAICT, it doesn't work.

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