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Hi, I am experiencing a problem where my files are opening as unsaved (asterisk appears next to file name immediatly after opening). I had it happen last year, but it seemed to have gone away on its own. Now I have possibly pinpointed it down to the fact that it seems to happen with placed .png images, and not .jpgs.

 

I have attatched a screen recording showing an example, where I place a jpg vs a png, and the asterisk appears after reopening the version with the .png.

 

Ive seen a few posts about this, which were remedied by trashing my preferences. Ive tried that, along with uninstalling and reinstalling InDesign 2020, but I am still seeing this problem happen.

 

Any help would be great. Thanks

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If you can change the nominal resolution of the PNGs, change them to exact 72ppi. That should work.

 

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Document opens as unsaved with placed .png images

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Hi, I am experiencing a problem where my files are opening as unsaved (asterisk appears next to file name immediatly after opening). I had it happen last year, but it seemed to have gone away on its own. Now I have possibly pinpointed it down to the fact that it seems to happen with placed .png images, and not .jpgs.

 

I have attatched a screen recording showing an example, where I place a jpg vs a png, and the asterisk appears after reopening the version with the .png.

 

Ive seen a few posts about this, which were remedied by trashing my preferences. Ive tried that, along with uninstalling and reinstalling InDesign 2020, but I am still seeing this problem happen.

 

Any help would be great. Thanks

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Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

If you can change the nominal resolution of the PNGs, change them to exact 72ppi. That should work.

 

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Hi Jackson5F88,

 

ID is seeing some sort of change on open. Since there are none and you have reset prefs, perhaps the file itself has gotten corrupt.

 

Here is a good explainer on exporting to IDML by Peter_Spier.

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/troubleshooting-101-export-to-idml-or-inx-to-clear-file-corr...

 

Hope this resolves it for you. 

 

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Are these older InDesign documents that you are now openning in a new version of ID?

InDesign would see this as a change because the layout is unsaved in this newer version.

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Hi together,

this is indeed a known bug in InDesign. Culprit: Placed PNG files with transparency.

If I recall this right, resolution of the files must be higher than 72ppi.

Where I do not mean effective resolution.

 

If you search the InDesign forum you can see a thread about the exact same issue.

More details at InDesign UserVoice:

 

Viewing page with linked image causes file to be marked as dirty (needs saving)

Eric R, July 08, 2020

https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/40858429-viewing-page-w...

 

Please vote for fixing the bug.

 

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Thank you for linking that. I went and voted it. Its the exact issue I am having. I will try today with the higher res png and see if that fixes anything.

 

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If you can change the nominal resolution of the PNGs, change them to exact 72ppi. That should work.

 

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