Was the file previously saved in the current version of InDesign? If not, this would be normal behavior.
On a Macintosh, there is a great utility which remembers past locations in Open and Save dialogs and is pretty essential for productivity. It's called Default Folder and is available here:
Very well designed and constantly kept up-to-date.
Thanks Peter, did a bit of testing and bingo! Perhaps I just never noticed after upgrading in the past. Your answer is much appreciated - another thing off the ‘to do’ list
This so called "normal behaviour"is so annoying!
Whenever I open an older Photoshop document in a current version of Photoshop, 'save as' always takes me back to the file's native, original folder. I just opened an old Photoshop image not opened since 2005 - and sure enough 'save as' takes me back to it's ORIGINAL folder - that's the kind of "normal behaviour" I want.
So why is InDesign different?? It's annoying because it's easy to forget this inconsistent Adobe behaviour and save the new version InDesign file in the wrong place.
Let's say Bill's Diner wants to make changes to his menu. You open the old version from the "BILL'S DINER" folder, do a 'save as', make the changes– not realising that Bill's Diners's new menu has ended up in the folder belonging to Acme Tyre Company because that was the last job you worked on!! WHY IS THIS, ADOBE???
"Normal behaviour" surely is to keep a client's files in the folder that belongs to THAT client, not another. I should not have to download another app to prevent this from happening just because of Adobe's inconsistency.
And another annoying inconsistency- why does a newer version of InDesign 'convert' an older file whereas Photoshop doesn't? :-/
>And another annoying inconsistency- why does a newer version of InDesign 'convert' an older file whereas Photoshop doesn't? :-/
Because Photoshop is "simply" working with pixels.
InDesign files are a database which stores information about all the objects on the page. When the structure of a database changes (as when new features are added which rearrange that structure), then previous versions cannot understand the structure.
Ok, I get that. But why 'save as' automatically takes the file to the last folder used - not it's native folder - I don't get that.