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May 25, 2020

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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

Kevin

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Correct answer by rob day | Adobe Community Professional

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

 

 

 

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InDesign Save/Save As

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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

Kevin

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by rob day | Adobe Community Professional

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

 

 

 

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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.

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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?

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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

 

 

 

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Tnanks Rob, I will give this a try.

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