Change default Indesign file type

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Mar 04, 2022 Mar 04, 2022

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Hello - a few months ago I exported an InDesign file as a PNG and since then, the file type will always default to PNG for that particular template (not the case for others). I always need to export it as JPEG not PNG for these particular designs. I can't find any way to change the default export setting. I know I can change it in the drop down, I just wish it would default to JPEG, the file type I use 20 times a day...is there any way to fix this?

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Mar 04, 2022 Mar 04, 2022

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Typically for a given (.indd) file, the last-chosen export format "sticks" and returns on subsequent Export dialog calls.

 

I'd try resetting preferences.

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Mar 04, 2022 Mar 04, 2022

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I'm not so sure John's answer is going to work. I think you may need to export to .idml and resave the template to get rid of the save info.

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The stickiness of Exports came up the other day here:

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/how-to-make-print-pdf-the-default-when-exporting...

 

A JPEG Export dialog can also be scripted. This could be assigned a key command:

 

 

var f = Folder.selectDialog("Save JPEG");
if (f != null) {
	var n = app.activeDocument.name.replace(/\.[^\.]+$/, '');
    app.activeDocument.exportFile(ExportFormat.JPG, File(f + "/" + n + ".jpg"), true)
} 

 

 

 

 

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