4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 17, 2012 10:57 AM by smoothsea

    Why is OSX trying to tell me a file is "in use" when it technically isn't?

    TwitchOSX Level 1

      Heres a PDFing problem that I have.


      I save a PDF of the project into the clients folder. From there, I drag the PDF and drop on the mail app icon in the dock. This creates a new message with my PDF in it. I type up the message and send it off.


      When they reply, usually the PDF comes back as an attachment on that reply. So, they want some changes. I go back into InDesign and modify the file and then go to save as a PDF (same name as the old PDF so it overwrites the old PDF).


      Issue is, MOST of the time, I get a pop up window saying that I can't do that because it is "open or in use".


      The PDFs are never open. They are not "in use" as anybody would think of them normally. I think that because the PDF is in the email message that the OS think that its "in use". At that point, I have to open a Finder window, navigate to the clients folder, delete the PDF from there which SHOULD throw up flags if it's "in use" (but it doesnt) and then go back to InDesign and re-PDF the file. No problem then.


      So, is there anything I can do about this issue? It's just annoying and a waste of time to have to go and dink around with a PDF that SHOULD just be overwritten.


      Using InDesign CS 5.5 and OSX 10.8.2