Why has InDesign 16.1 changed my Workspace?

Community Beginner ,
Feb 12, 2021 Feb 12, 2021

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For the past, who knows how many years, I've had InDesign's workspace set in the same default way when selecting the 'Advanced Workspace'. In the latest version, 16.1 it was also the same Workspace layout. Until the other day.

It was working absolutely fine in the morning and then all of a sudden InDesign decided to change the appearance of my workspace.

The font name, style, size, leading, and type functions which were on the left of screen are now on the right! What the? Plus I've lost all the character options and spacing options for type. They're checked in the 'Customize Control Panel' so they shpuld be there.

Yes, I've done a 'Reset Advanced', I've deleted the cache, I've restarted InDesign, and it makes no difference selecting the Type Tool. Why on earth would InDesign suddenly be doing this? Have I done something?

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 12, 2021 Feb 12, 2021
Can you take a screenshot of what you see? Also, on the far left of the Control panel are 2 buttons (the top is for Character, and the bottom is for Paragraph). Is the top Character button selected?

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Feb 12, 2021 Feb 12, 2021

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InDesign 2019 Advance workspace included Styles in the Advanced workspace, InDesign 2020 and 2021 are identical but don't include Styles, though it's easy, as I'm sure you know,  to set up your own personalised Workspace.

 

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Feb 14, 2021 Feb 14, 2021

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Yes I could certainly set up my own workspace but I'd still like to know why the workspace I was using and liked using, suddenly changed to something I dislike.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Why dont you create your own desired workspace?? 

 

Choose workspace for example advanced, add or remove panels as you wish, dock collaps, groups panel, change the tools as 1 colmuns or 2 columns. simply specify and customize your workspace.

 

go to window> Workspace> New workspace 

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good luck










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Adobe Certified Instructor - Creative Cloud Design & Layout Solutions

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Thanks for your thoughts. Yes I may end up doing just that and create my own workspace. But as I mentioned in my previous relpy above, I'd still like to now why it happened in the first place?

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Can you take a screenshot of what you see?

 

Also, on the far left of the Control panel are 2 buttons (the top is for Character, and the bottom is for Paragraph). Is the top Character button selected?


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You sir are a genius and wow do I feel like a bit of an idiot. It WAS the two buttons. I was on Paragraph and the moment I went to Character, everything was fine again. Thanks so much for your assistance.

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You're very welcome. I'm glad I could help. 😀


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