convert indd CC2015 to indd 2020 without resave

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Oct 14, 2020 Oct 14, 2020

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Yes, I know that I can open old indd in higher versions 🙂
My problem: I have tons of Indesign 15 files and if I open them with ID20, I have to resave them (and restore the color-marks at the finder) and this will cost me a lot of time. Does anybody know a solution for this problem?
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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 14, 2020 Oct 14, 2020
I assign this AppleScript the Command-S key command—it saves over a converted file without a prompt:     tell application id "com.adobe.indesign" tell active document --get the file's path and name try set filepath to file path & name as string end try --if it has been converted save to the same path with no dialog, otherwise save if converted is true then save to filepath else save end if end tell end tell  

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Oct 14, 2020 Oct 14, 2020

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It could possibly be scripted but there is no other way and quite frankly, I would never do that without checking the files for changes.

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I have to change them anyway, they are only templates for new versions.. its just a lot of them and every additional click will drive me crazy. 

 

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I assign this AppleScript the Command-S key command—it saves over a converted file without a prompt:

 

 

tell application id "com.adobe.indesign"
	tell active document
		--get the file's path and name
		try
			set filepath to file path & name as string
		end try
		--if it has been converted save to the same path with no dialog, otherwise save
		if converted is true then
			save to filepath
		else
			save
		end if
	end tell
end tell

 

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Wow! Very cool, even if the problem with the color markings is not solved, it saves me a lot of work.
Thanks a lot!

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sorry.. colormarks also work - perfect

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Just keep in mind the reason you are forced to resave a converted file is, if you overwrite the original it would no longer open directly into the older ID version—could be a problem if you were forced to reinstall and go back to an earlier version for some unforseen reason. I don’t think it would be a problem if you have a reliable incremental backup system in place.

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Oct 16, 2020 Oct 16, 2020

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Don't worry, I work with copies.
The background is that I have layouts for different campaigns and I use the files from the last campaign as templates for the next one... and there is a switch to ID2020 in the pipeline.

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