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?

5/14/2014 7:08:00 PM

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: ~/Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign
  • Click OK
  • This will open the preference folder for InDesign
  • Now simply navigate to Version X.0/en_us/Workspaces and 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.

5/14/2014 8:04:00 PM