The Touch workspace is an all-new reimagined, intuitive, and simplified workspace, designed to work with your Windows 8 -powered touch-enabled device. The workspace is optimized for easy, quick, and efficient touch-based interactions.
A. App bar B. Tool bar C. Control panel bar D. Document bar
The layout has a cleaner interface that allows you to comfortably use a stylus or your finger tip to access the tools and controls of the Touch workspace. Some important notes while working with the Touch workspace:
Switching to the Touch workspace or back to a classic workspace is similar to switching between any of the previous workspaces. However, the interface has additional options to switch quickly, and some special conditions under which workspaces switch automatically.
The App bar provides information and options related to the active Illustrator document:
The Tool bar lists the various tools and basic editing actions (undo, redo, delete) available. Tap any tool to use it. When you tap a Tool group, a drawer opens to display all the tools belonging to the group. Tap a tool in the group to select it.
Tools available in the Touch workspace are consolidated to best suit touch-enabled workflows:
The Control panel consists of other panels that are available for the selected tool or object. Available panels are:
The Document bar provides information and options about the currently open Illustrator document:
The Touch workspace provides gesture support to enable you to quickly work with objects drawn on your artboard: