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Indesign CC 2020 new properties side panel

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Hi all,

Is it bug on my end or Indesign CC2020 new side properties panel > paragraph styles does not have right click option? I used it a lot on 'old panel', especially 'Apply next styles' which is huge time saver. Why is this disabled in new panel? Thanks! Picture below:

 

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And to frame this for you—the new Properties panel is really geared towards a new user who is trying to figure out InDesign on their own. A new installation of InDesign will open up with a very limited set of panels including the new Properties panel. The commands that appear in there are the ones that a new user would most likely be looking for first. This approach is designed to not overwhelm a new user who could potentially give up without trying if they were initially faced with all (or even a lot) of InDesign's myriad features. 

 

While I certainly explain how to use the new Properties panel in class, I don't use it at all when I'm working on my own. I rely on the Control Panel that has always appeared along the top of InDesign along with the other panels that support my workflow.

 

~Barb

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Indesign CC 2020 new properties side panel

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Hi all,

Is it bug on my end or Indesign CC2020 new side properties panel > paragraph styles does not have right click option? I used it a lot on 'old panel', especially 'Apply next styles' which is huge time saver. Why is this disabled in new panel? Thanks! Picture below:

 

mirza_h_0-1589614040183.png

 

And to frame this for you—the new Properties panel is really geared towards a new user who is trying to figure out InDesign on their own. A new installation of InDesign will open up with a very limited set of panels including the new Properties panel. The commands that appear in there are the ones that a new user would most likely be looking for first. This approach is designed to not overwhelm a new user who could potentially give up without trying if they were initially faced with all (or even a lot) of InDesign's myriad features. 

 

While I certainly explain how to use the new Properties panel in class, I don't use it at all when I'm working on my own. I rely on the Control Panel that has always appeared along the top of InDesign along with the other panels that support my workflow.

 

~Barb

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The Styles options are limited in the Properties panel. Many things you can do in the Paragraph Styles panel you cannot do in the Styles section of Properties. I would just open the Paragraph Styles and Character Styles panels and work there.

 

The Properties panel was only relatively recently added, and hasn't been filled out with all the features it should have. You can make a feature request at the InDesign User Voice website:

https://indesign.uservoice.com

  

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And to frame this for you—the new Properties panel is really geared towards a new user who is trying to figure out InDesign on their own. A new installation of InDesign will open up with a very limited set of panels including the new Properties panel. The commands that appear in there are the ones that a new user would most likely be looking for first. This approach is designed to not overwhelm a new user who could potentially give up without trying if they were initially faced with all (or even a lot) of InDesign's myriad features. 

 

While I certainly explain how to use the new Properties panel in class, I don't use it at all when I'm working on my own. I rely on the Control Panel that has always appeared along the top of InDesign along with the other panels that support my workflow.

 

~Barb

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Thank you all.

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