14 Replies Latest reply: Jan 18, 2014 7:38 AM by P Spier RSS

    workspace

    domino1979 Community Member

      How can i enlarge workspace in indesign cs6? in previous version the workspace took the whole space in the screen. In cs6 is too small. Please help.

        • 1. Re: workspace
          P Spier CommunityMVP

          What is your OS?

          • 2. Re: workspace
            domino1979 Community Member

            win 8

            • 3. Re: workspace
              sandeecohen CommunityMVP

              Click the expand button for the application window.

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                P Spier CommunityMVP

                Sandee Cohen wrote:

                 

                Click the expand button for the application window.

                In Windows we call that one "Maximize."

                 

                and you should be able to set the properties of the shortcut you use to open ID to "Open Maximized."

                • 5. Re: workspace
                  domino1979 Community Member

                  Hi. I don't know if you get me right. So I make a quick draw with my problem I want to enlarge this red area to fill my whole window. The area in my workspace is too small for me. I want to enlarge the workspace on the grey sector. Is it possible. In Indesign cs3 there was no problem with that zapytanie.jpg

                  • 6. Re: workspace
                    Eugene Tyson CommunityMVP

                    Edit>Preferences>Guides and Pasteboard

                    • 7. Re: workspace
                      domino1979 Community Member

                      That was so easy??!! I try to figurate that so long. Stupid me! Thank You for help. I own You a beer!

                      • 8. Re: workspace
                        P Spier CommunityMVP

                        Eugene Tyson wrote:

                         

                        Edit>Preferences>Guides and Pasteboard

                        What were you changing here?

                         

                        It looks to me like the problem is simply the zoom level -- it's zoomed out to 5%.  Why not View > Entire Pasteboard?

                         

                        Or is the point here to make the pasteboard wide enough to fill the window at 5%?

                        • 9. Re: workspace
                          Eugene Tyson CommunityMVP

                          I think they just wanted other pasteboards to have the same size or larger than the one the big red arrow is pointing at.

                          • 10. Re: workspace
                            domino1979 Community Member

                            I zoom out to 5% just to show my problem. Problem was not the scale. Anyway thanks for help. Now it's ok.

                            • 11. Re: workspace
                              Eugene Tyson CommunityMVP

                              Makes me wonder if it would be a worthwhile project for a scipter/plugin developer to create a Pasteboard Panel.

                               

                              Or a Guides and Pasteboard Panel?

                               

                              Similar to what is in the Preferences - but perhaps it could be apply different settings to spreads/pages?

                              • 12. Re: workspace
                                bvconway Community Member

                                domino1979 wrote:

                                 

                                How can i enlarge workspace in indesign cs6? in previous version the workspace took the whole space in the screen. In cs6 is too small. Please help.

                                 

                                Asking the question slightly differently:

                                 

                                How do you expand the white pasteboard area outside the black page trim lines?

                                 

                                (The workspace area = everything inside an InDesign application 'window [1.menubar 2.panels 3.statusbar 4.toolbar 5.your document 6.floating panels] - is expanded using the Maximize button at top right of the InDesign ápplication window if you're on Windows and top left? for Mac) or you can set the InDesign shortcut icon to open "Maximized". 

                                 

                                On Windows, you right click the shortcut icon,choose Properties-[Shortcut tab-Run:Maximized]. On Mac, you'd press something like Command-I to Get Info, I think. (I don't have a Mac here with me).  Or, you can go Alt-space-X on any normal Windows window but if you're in InDesign this would put you into the Alt-spacebar keyboard shortcut for the Hand tool (which is a very useful shortcut, but you won't get to press the X on the end).

                                 

                                I just tried this for the first time 3 seconds ago, but if you go into Edit--Preferences--Guides and Pasteboard... (Control-K, G, G) or Control-K, downarrow seven times) you can change the values in the Horizontal Margins and Vertical Margins fields. You only see the result after you click OK because there's no Preview checkbox in that dialog.

                                 

                                I'm trying to remember what the difference is between a "pasteboard" and a "canvas" (as in Photoshop) - under Image--Canvas Size because the method of adjusting them is slightly different--different-looking dialog, but are both concepts the same? (In Illustrator it's also a pasteboard, no?).

                                • 13. Re: workspace
                                  P Spier CommunityMVP

                                  In Photoshop, everything on the canvas area is part of the image. In ID, pasteboard area is entirely outside the printable page and is use to store stuff you might want to put on the page later.

                                  • 14. Re: workspace
                                    P Spier CommunityMVP

                                    A beeter way to say it might be that in Phootshop Canvas equates to Page in ID.