How do I import my custom InDesign workspace to a new computer?
I have Adobe Creative Cloud and am switching to a newer Mac. CC says it's saving my preferences (workspace and shortcuts included) but when I sync my settings nothing happens!
I've read that the workspace is saved as an .xml file and should be accessible in my preferences folder (User/Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign), but my folders don't have this path as a option.
Is there any way for me to import my workspace and shortcuts, or do I have to go through and recreate them?
This is basically tech support and off-topic (I voted to close as such) but....
- In the Finder, choose
Go > Go to Folder
- In the text field insert this:
- Click OK
- This will open the preference folder for InDesign
- Now simply navigate to
Version X.0/en_us/Workspacesand you'll find your workspace files
Copy and place the workspace files in the exact same location on the new Macintosh and launch InDesign -- you should see them in the menu.
I'd say the same thing would work for other Adobe apps, but [surprise] Adobe isn't consistent with pref folder naming. So you'll need to just open
~/Library/Preferences and look for the prefs/settings folders for other apps.