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when packaging indesign saves indd file as pdf

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Jun 01, 2023 Jun 01, 2023

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Hello All,

Recently, when I package a file in Indesign, the INDD file saves as a pdf. I have all other files that one would expect in a package, but I am left with two pdfs of the file, leaving me to open and edit the IDML if I want different versions of the document. While this work around is working so far, I would rather have the capability to save and have the document available - without packaging it - if I'm not done with it between work sessions.

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Jun 01, 2023 Jun 01, 2023

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That's pretty wierd. Does this happen with any file? I'd try trashing the prefs: Reset InDesign Preferences and Other Troubleshooting 

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Turn on file extensions and you'll see that the INDD file is there. Then change the file associate from Acrobat to InDesign.

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EDIT: Never mind--didn't scroll down enough to see that @BobLevine already answered the same thing.

 

Turn on your file extensions so you can see if one is a ".pdf" and the other a ".indd". 

It's possible your ".indd" files need to be reassigned to open in InDesign at the desktop level.

David Creamer: Community Expert (ACI and ACE 1995-2023)

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