Photoshop CC: Ability to organize and reorder Paragraph / Character Styles in the Styles panel via drag & drop

  • 27
  • Idea
  • Updated 3 months ago
  • (Edited)
There is currently no way to drag and drop styles to move them around in the Character / Paragraph Styles pallette in Photoshop CC. It makes the management of styles difficult once you have more than a dozen or so in that pallette. Please correct this!
Photo of Daydream Graphics

Daydream Graphics

  • 42 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
  • frustrated

Posted 5 years ago

  • 27
Photo of David

David, Official Rep

  • 2800 Posts
  • 387 Reply Likes
Thanks for the suggestion!
Photo of Daydream Graphics

Daydream Graphics

  • 42 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
Hi Dave, I noticed this hasn't been added as of the January 2014 update. Any word on when we might see this issue resolved?
Photo of David

David, Official Rep

  • 2800 Posts
  • 387 Reply Likes
Sorry, I have no update at this time.

David
Photo of Daydream Graphics

Daydream Graphics

  • 42 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
That's fine. I would figure it would be an easy fix to do this though, given that every other style palette in the CC range allows you to do this. I've pretty much had to do my mockups in Illustrator and leave Photoshop behind so I could just keep my styles organised, so it would be nice to come back.
Photo of Mon

Mon

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
I think what David means is that Adobe has a 50% consistency policy across their software. In other words 50% might be consistent, the other 50% will not be. If things are too consistent then they become too user friendly, which in turn reduces the need to upgrade in the hope that the next version will be more user friendly.

The only way to stay in business is to create a suite of applications that only sort of work together, but fail in key fundamental areas that you depend on, and then promise customers that the next version will be better.
Photo of David

David, Official Rep

  • 2800 Posts
  • 387 Reply Likes
Actually, what I mean is that due to other constraints, we have not had a chance to add the functionality you've requested.  You may have noted, however, that we've added other functionality to this and other features.

I'm personally a fan of doing the work you suggest, but it needs to be balanced against all the other work and priorities we have.  Perhaps you work in a domain with infinite resources and no constraints?
Photo of Daydream Graphics

Daydream Graphics

  • 42 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
Any updates on the progress of this Dave? It looks like we still can't reorder or classify styles as of June 2015. It's really important functionality for web and mobile app developers and I still have to do my mockups in Illustrator just so I can manage text styles which seems crazy...
Photo of Neal Meldrum

Neal Meldrum

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
No wonder so many designers are starting to move to Sketch and other solutions. This is really not acceptable for 2016. This is such a frustratingly simple request that so many designers require.
Photo of Jesse Lankford

Jesse Lankford

  • 1 Post
  • 1 Reply Like
Can we please have the ability to re-order the styles? As designers who need things to be consistent and orderly, it can be very frustrating/inconvenient to have your Paragraph Styles go: H1, H2, H3, Body Copy, H4, H5.

 :(
Photo of Daydream Graphics

Daydream Graphics

  • 42 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
Just noticed this wasn't implemented in Photoshop 14.1 update - is this something that can be done? Can you also add folders / groups to further organise things as seen in ID / AI?
Photo of Daydream Graphics

Daydream Graphics

  • 42 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Rearrange styles in all Styles palettes (Object / Character / Paragraph).


Please include the ability to re-arrange styles in the Styles / Character Styles / Paragraph Styles panels, via drag and drop just as it works in Illustrator / Indesign.
Photo of Scott Ruth

Scott Ruth

  • 5 Posts
  • 6 Reply Likes
I'm a UI designer, and I like the Paragraph Styles feature, but the inability to reorder my styles is a major drawback. I have dozens of styles in our UI Kit that are all out of order.

Reordering the styles from the panel itself would be ideal, but at the very least it would be helpful if they could be reordered in the preset manager, similar to color swatches.

Anything at this point would be great. Please try to work this into the next update.
Photo of Jason Vianna

Jason Vianna

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes
It is about time this is included in the next update. It works in other Adobe software, but why does this not work in Photoshop? This is really bogging down my workflow.

As a temporary fix to this problem, it would be good to know if there is a specific location where the style palettes are saved so I can at least edit/reorganize them manually.
Photo of Victor Ramos

Victor Ramos

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes
This seems like a no brainer. From a users perspective, it's totally intuitive that you would be able to drag and arrange. It's completely frustrating that you cannot, or that there seems to be no workaround. Please push a fix soon, this thread is 7 months old.
Photo of Martin Kleis Sundstrøm

Martin Kleis Sundstrøm

  • 6 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
This is so frustrating! I use Photoshop for web design so keeping my styles organized is essential to reducing bloat and clutter in my CSS files. I need a way to see which styles are almost similar so I can reconsolidate them and streamline my use of fonts, weights, sizes and colors. This should not have been implemented before it was at least mature enough to use correctly. So far I at least name my styles with a system, but since the palette doesn't even force alphabetical ordering of styles it gets really hard to get an overview.
Photo of marcio gutheil

marcio gutheil

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes
Sharing the frustration here.
Photo of Franziska Reymann

Franziska Reymann

  • 1 Post
  • 1 Reply Like
Big Update for Photoshop today (cc 2014) and still no option for reordering paragraph styles.
#stillfrustrated
Photo of Jason Quisenberry

Jason Quisenberry

  • 1 Post
  • 1 Reply Like
I agree, being able to sort this list is really important.
Photo of Adobe1 Remotion

Adobe1 Remotion

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes
On top of being able to reorder styles and put them in folders it would be really useful to be able to export all styles directly to CSS from the panel. It's bizarre that such basic functionality has been left out.
Photo of Michael Beech

Michael Beech

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes
Still not able to do this. December 2014
Photo of Daydream Graphics

Daydream Graphics

  • 42 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
Hades will surely freeze over before this problem is solved.
Photo of Joel Laine

Joel Laine

  • 3 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can't rearrange paragraph styles in Paragraph Styles panel.

Can't rearrange paragraph styles in Paragraph Styles panel
Photo of Dominika Šnejdrová

Dominika Šnejdrová

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Paragraph and Character Styles Improvement.

Hello, it would be great to move Paragraph and Character Styles inside its Panel (e.g. like in Layer Comps Panel).

Next I would like to group Paragraph and Character Styles (e.g. Headers to be all together in one Group).

And finally it would be great to save each Paragrap and Character Styles dependent on project i have made.

Thank you.:)

Dominika
Photo of Mon

Mon

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
I can't believe this is even a conversation taking place. Honestly. You launch a totally half baked "product feature" and then wait for customers to hit the forums to have frustrating conversations about how half baked the feature is and then to cast votes so that we can have the half baked feature fixed? It's like a script from a comedy.

What Adobe needs is some competition. They have a complete monopoly and they know it. They will continue to produce lazy software until someone else comes along and lights a fire under them.
Photo of Daydream Graphics

Daydream Graphics

  • 42 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
Any news on if this is likely to appear in the next PS update? Also it would be great if we could also use folders in the panels to organise styles, as you can currently do in InDesign.
Photo of Daydream Graphics

Daydream Graphics

  • 42 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
Well it seems this update hasn't yet made it into the latest update to Photoshop (June 2015) making it completely unmanageable for working on a document with anything more than a dozen text styles in it (eg a mobile app or website mockup, which seems to be where Adobe is pushing Photoshop these days).

I can't tell you how frustrating it is to create a bunch of styles and then not have the ability to reorder them or put them in folders like you can in all the other Adobe programs. It took 4 years for the Glyphs panel to appear since it was first suggested... How long will it take to get this fixed once and for all?
Photo of Peter Meyer

Peter Meyer

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes
Try to switch back from Sketch 3 to the new Photoshop 2015, because a lot of big efforts don't work very well and the software is still buggy. So i looked really forward to the new cc Version with artboards and all the new things for web- and ui-designers. But the missing feature to order the paragraph formats makes it so unintuitiv to work with. If i design a mobile, tablet and desktop version in one file, it would be great to also collect the styles in folders, because an h1 title in the desktop layout is often not the same, as on the mobile layout. Why does this little feature take so much time to implement?
A absolute minimum of help would be, if the paragraphs could displayed in an alphabetical order, so i could rename the formats, beginning with numbers or something similar, to bring it in a useful order i can work with?
Sorry, i'm german speaking and my english isn't very well.
Photo of Curt Jackson

Curt Jackson

  • 7 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
Adding my voice to this request.

It definitely is difficult to manage paragraph (and character) styles once a bunch of them are in use.

The absence of this feature definitely impacts the otherwise versatile nature of p&c styles.
Photo of Daydream Graphics

Daydream Graphics

  • 42 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
Still not addressed as of November 2015 with the CC 2015.1 update.

I notice that Adobe is trying to focus more on functionality for web and graphic designers in Photoshop, eg. the new Design Space & Artboard features. But It's quite common that these kinds of users have dozens of styles in their documents, and we still have to put up with a messy Styles palette where items can't be moved or arranged into folders (like you can with InDesign or Illustrator).

I get that things on this forum only get addressed based on how many votes it attracts. But there's clearly a subgroup of users here that are going nuts because we can't do basic things like this that help us stay productive, and the complaints have been accumulating here for over 2 years... I feel like it'll never happen and I will have to go back to Illustrator once again to do website layouts, which is just insane.

Is there anyone at Adobe who can give us a quick update on when we might expect this minor amendment to take place?
Photo of Elliott

Elliott

  • 100 Posts
  • 5 Reply Likes
Any update on this?
Photo of Elliott

Elliott

  • 100 Posts
  • 5 Reply Likes
Is there a way to adjust this manually, like through editing an XML file or something?
Or is Adobe abandoning this because shared styles/libraries are better?
Photo of Martin Kleis Sundstrøm

Martin Kleis Sundstrøm

  • 6 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
That may actually be it. However a dedicated window for styles for CSS is much needed
Photo of Kay Anstrom

Kay Anstrom

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes
I'd also like an update. I'm pretty organized so this is really frustrating, especially since it's offered elsewhere in the suite
Photo of Niko Okamoto

Niko Okamoto

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes
This is not acceptable in 2017. This feels like wondering when Illustrator was going to ever have multiple pages (artboards), long long after competing software offered it.