Issue with saving files

Community Beginner ,
Dec 01, 2020 Dec 01, 2020

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My computer recently updated to InDesign 16.0.

Now when I save my indd files, they display as .pdf files.

I am seleting InDesign 2021 in the options, to no avail.

What have I done?

Files I export as .pdfs display as .pdfs but it appears that everything I create is a .pdf.

These indd files, showing up as pdfs, will not open unless I go into InDesign and open them there.

How do I correct this?

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Community Beginner , Dec 02, 2020 Dec 02, 2020
George - I followed your directions and discovered that my .pdf extension showed Microsoft Edge as the "default".  The .indd seemed to be correct.I've changed the .pdf to Acrobat and I'm hoping the problem has been rectified.I will re-post if the problem persists.Thank you so much for your assistance!!!!!!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 01, 2020 Dec 01, 2020

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Are you use it ID with Windows or OSX? And say your version of OS.

Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 02, 2020 Dec 02, 2020

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>> they display as .pdf files

Are you mean they shows with icons of Acrobat, but still have .indd extension? 

Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 02, 2020 Dec 02, 2020

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Try this - 

 

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Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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Community Beginner ,
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Actually, I save them as .indd but they show up as .pdfs -- with the .pdf icon.

 

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George - I followed your directions and discovered that my .pdf extension showed Microsoft Edge as the "default".  The .indd seemed to be correct.

I've changed the .pdf to Acrobat and I'm hoping the problem has been rectified.

I will re-post if the problem persists.

Thank you so much for your assistance!!!!!!

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And if no persist re-post here too.

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