Have these files been saves in CS3 previously? Is this a new install? What OS?
It doesn't matter how many times the file has been saved, the first save after opening brings up Save As.
After that, the Save operation functions normally, but as soon as I close the file and re-open it, the Save operation opens the Save As window again.
My biggest frustration is that the Save As window remembers the last folder it was in. I have to work on several pubs at a time, so after the Save As window opens, I frequently have to navigate away from that location and find the folder I was just operating in. AAAArrrggh.
OS is Windows 7. It's been doing this ever since I installed it a year ago. (finally getting fed up dealing with it).
I appreciate your time, Peter. Any suggestions?
Export the file to IDML
Open the File and it opens as Untitled
Save As one more time.
Repeat your own steps and see if that fixes it.
I was just about to trash my preferences when a thought occurred to me (my mom used to say to me, "take care of it, it's a long way from home"). Anyway, I tried creating a document from scratch, and it saves normally.
So apparently the problem is only with the documents my employer sends me (which are empty except for the ads - it's my job to fill in the empty spaces with news). These files are originally created on a Mac in Quark, then a program is run which creates the Adobe files on the fly. Me, I'm from the Planet Windows.
Exporting their files to IDML might work, but I'm talking about a very large number of files per week on a very short deadline. I'll have to try teaching myself how to write a script.
Thanks for your time, guys, and wish me luck!
Well, that's a really important piece of information. Converted files should ALWAYS be exported to .idml first thing.
Basically - you can save all the files to a folder - and then run the Batch Convert to IDML.
Open the IDML and do a Save As.
That should take the pain out of having to convert 100 files in a row.
Once your're done with the IDML files you can discard them.
Thanks, Eugene. Seems like taking the pain out of converting 100 files is only half the battle. Then there's opening 100 IDMLs and doing 100 Save As's. Maybe there's a script that can do that part as well. I'll check it out.
Actually - that script can do the IDML to InDesign too!
Choose IDML from the Source, and choose Package (or just plain InDesign)!
Hope that helps.
You can play around with a sample folder of supplied files and see what works for you.