Within the last couple of months has there been a change to the way InDesign saves files?
Every time I go to save a file back to the same location it was opened from, I always get the dialog box and it is treating as a Save As function.
I can understand this if I am changing file location, but I'm not.
This is a major pain as I am used to going Cmd + S followed by Cmd +E to make a PDF in a different location. This has resulted in alot of InDesign files being saved to the wrong location.
Any help appreciated
The only way you'd get a prompt as to where to save would be with a save as. This would be forced on you if you were saving the file with a newer version than it had been created with, in which case it would display (converted) in the file name.
Short answer: nothing's changed.
Well, I'm not making it up.
Its a 3-key combination to do Save As.
I am doing the same Save procedure I have been doing for years since version 1 of InDesign.
Would a corruption in the preferences or Workspace have ana affect?
If you are sure you always want to overwrite files you are saving from earlier versions (converted), the save can be scripted. I assign this AppleScript (OSX only) the Command -S key command, which overwrites converted files:
tell application id "com.adobe.indesign" tell active document try set filepath to file path & name as string end try if converted is true then save to filepath else save end if set filepath to file path & name as string end tell end tell
Tnanks Rob, I will give this a try.