Sometimes, when I export a pdf from InDesign, the destination folder is not the same as the previous export.
Why does it change ?
Is it a bug of InDesign CS5 (Mac) ?
It's difficult to reproduce because it's not a regular problem, but it's really annoying.
Yes, but sometimes it changes, I don't understand why.
During the day, I make multiple exports as pdf of a project. I have a pdf folder for my exports in the project folder. Sometimes, when I want to export as pdf, the destination folder is not in my pdf folder, but I didn't changed it myself.
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Thanks, but this software will not solve my problem, I have a pdf folder per project, not a global folder.
I want to understand if this problem comes from InDesign or something else.
The files are on a network drive and I'm connected to the network drive with afp protocol, but it's not an Apple Server, so it's not a native afp protocol.
Does it could it be related to my problem?
To understand that and maybe resolve that problem, I need to understand where/how this information is stored.
Does someone from Adobe can answer that ?
It might have to do with the name. If you accept the default filename for the PDF, it should default to exporting inthe same folder where the .indd is located. If you change the name it should default to the last folder where you did an export.
If someone edits "2012_11.Indd" and does a.pdf export to a folder called "2012_November", then that folder is where .pdfs will export into the future.
Now if InDesign does not have access to the previous file path for whatever reason:
then I believe InDesign will go back to make the .pdf in the same folder as the .indd file
Do you possibly have any nonstandard characters in your filename or path? (eg: backslash or colon).
In our workflow, we always have to export a pdf in the project folder. Even if someone else edits the InDesign file and exports it as a pdf, he has no reason to change the path. Only the name can change if it's a new version of the file.
The pdf folder is included in the project folder. It's very simple.
We don't have special caracters in filename and path.
The problem sometimes happens between two exports without closing the InDesign file.