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