InDesign Tutorial 01 of 20

Reset InDesign CC layout

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The InDesign workspace consists of the tools palette, floating palettes, the page itself and a pasteboard area.

The floating palettes remain where ever they were placed the last time InDesign was opened.

InDesign has a number of default environments, and you can save your own.

Set the environment to 'essentials'.

  1. The pull down menu top right lists all the default environments. Choose essentials
  2. Reset essentials to default.
Resetting your InDesign workspace

Video transcription

InDesign CC tutorial 01: Setting up the workspace

My name is Daniel Walter Scott. I am a trainer here at Bring Your Own Laptop.

In this tutorial we will be going through and getting your environment sorted for the rest of our tutorials. What can happen is, you can open up your copy of InDesign and it can look very different to these tutorials. So we are going to go through and change it. It is hard to follow along the InDesign tutorial if nothing looks the same.

So the first thing to do is to open up InDesign. This will work on InDesign CC which I am using or any of the earlier versions, for example, CS6, CS5.5, CS5. They will all work as well.

The first thing is to get the work environment looking the same. In order to do this click on this pop menu window here. This will work on PC as well as Mac. We are going to start off with this one called essentials. Use this drop down, it pops in to these little tabs here. These tabs are great once you know what you are doing. Click on this double arrow, it is a more common way of working in InDesign.

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