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ID keeps asking me to save file as if it's the first time

Explorer ,
Jun 08, 2021 Jun 08, 2021

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Okay. So there's a particular template I've made for work. Every single time I open it, do something to it and hit "save" ID asks me to save as if it's the first time, rather than just updating the changes.


It only does this with that one file and others that I've created based on it.

 

Must be a setting I've got on it? Doesn't make sense to me.

 

Thoughts?

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Jun 08, 2021 Jun 08, 2021

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Is it saved as and InDesign Template? (.indt)  If so, that is the expected behavior on the first save after opening, becasue the template is intended to be left untouched. If you need to make changes to the template itself, use the Open dialog from InDesign, and choose Open Original.

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Jun 08, 2021 Jun 08, 2021

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If it is an InDesign template *.indt document file you also could rename it in Mac Finder or Windows file Explorer to *.indd, make the changes in InDesign and rename it back to *.indt.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Jun 08, 2021 Jun 08, 2021

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Is this with a newer Mac w/Big Sur OS? I have a mac in the office that does this with .indd documents.

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Jun 09, 2021 Jun 09, 2021

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Hey peeps. Thanks for your replies.

 

So it's an .indd doc. And yes - the weird thing is it's acting like an .indt file!

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Jun 09, 2021 Jun 09, 2021

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Are you running a Mac with Big Sur?

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Jun 09, 2021 Jun 09, 2021

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No. Still on Catalina.

 

But there may have just been something corrupt in the file, because I copied everything, pasted in  new doc and now it's acting normal!

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Jun 09, 2021 Jun 09, 2021

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Was this happening only the first time you opened the template, but not on subsequent saves? For example, open Template.indd, make changes, File > Save, opens dialogue so you save as May.indd; later open May.indd, make changes, Save, and file saves normally.

 

if so this may mean the file was saved in an older version on InDesign. If you were to overwrite the old file it would be incompatible with the program that created it. When a save will introduce the risk of incompatibility InDesign treats the save as a Save As. 

if that's not it, was this a network issue? Were you saving to a network drive? I'm no expert on networking but I have had issues saving in a network. I try to keep my work local but you know how it is. Do I really need to copy that file to my desktop, make a change, copy it back, delete file from desktop… ah, good night.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 24, 2024 Apr 24, 2024

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This is so f*%cking stupid, what other program does this!? 2024 version does the same thing.

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Community Expert ,
Apr 24, 2024 Apr 24, 2024

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Calm 

 

Not sure this is the same for everyone.

 

When you use file open and check the options at the bottom that it's not opening anything but original.

 

Reset your preferences

Clear your InDesign cache folders 

Instructions easily found online

 

Also

Check by starting the computer in safe mode. Does the same problem happen? 

 

Are there any 3rd party apps causing the issue? Force quit all other apps in Task Manager or equivalent on Mac

 

Also if it doesn't work

Reinstalling rarely fixes everything - you can do a complete reinstall using the
Creative Cloud Cleaner Tool https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/cc-cleaner-tool-installation-problems.html

 

It's not expected behaviour so hopefully we can find the solution for you

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 24, 2024 Apr 24, 2024

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I'll try those, thank you! Sorry for the heated comment, I get frustrated with indesign easily. I feel like every time I use it something wonky happens.

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In the same way with the m3 MacBook, drives me mad

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