This is normal behavior. Conversions in a new version are considered new files so they are not accidentally overwritten, and when you save a new file the first time it always defaults to the last folder where a Save As operation was performed.
That makes sense. Thank you, Peter!
it makes sense, though it is really annoying. I open about 100 documents a day and every update again, saving the documents costs me at least half an hour extra every day. For me a reason to leave most updates undone. The updates are following up to quik. A simple, do you want to overwrite the previous version dialogue box would spare me a lot of time!
I think you could use the book feature to streamline your conversion needs.
- Create a new book
- IMPORTANT: Change the Book-Numbering-Options to NOT change page numbering automatically
- Drag documents into the book panel to open
- If the document needs to be converted (at least, didn’t test previous versions just now) InDesign will ask you to save as, offering the location you dragged from
You still need to hit "OK" a hundred times, though.
If you have really large amounts of documents that need to be converted, a script could help.
The last point should read: "at least InDesign CC2015". Sorry.
dear Mr Singelmann.
Thank you for your answer.
The documents come from all kind of places, disks, sticks, online, everywhere, the whole day long. A script would be possible probably, but I am not really into that.
I am a graphic designer that opens a document, works in it and than saves it. Basic functionallity in my opinion I have about 100 applications that have this functionallity, it’s really awesome. Illustrator and photoshop have it too. Oh my god!!!! it’s Fantastic!!!
But for some reason somebody at Adobe thought that it would be a great feature to do it differently in indesign.
Maybe that person should look for another job…
Dear Mr. van Dijk,
I apologize. I never know how to react to a comparison of apples and oranges.
Best of luck
Your last response was blank....
strange. Probably censored because it wasn’t very complimenting for adobe.
I still see this feature more as a bug, would love a are you sure you want to replace the older file with this new version? dialogue box. I Do not seen what that has to do with apples and oranges. It’s how it works fine in most applications and I don’t see why the choice is made to do it differently in Indesign.
It wasn't censored, just blank.
Each new version of ID brings new file format into play to support new features, and InDesign files are far more complex than Photoshop, Illustrator or word processor files. That leads to backward compatibility issues and there has to be a decision made on how to handle file conversions. You can't please everyone when you have only one option, and to my mind it is not unreasonable to treat conversions the same way you treat a new file. Personally, I'd be far more upset at losing an older file from one of my clients because it was overwritten by someone clicking OK without reading or realizing the damage they were doing.
I understand that you keep trying to push it as a feature. This feature costs me every week at least 5 hours of extra time. I never save an extra version. More versions create more space for mistakes. Its much more annoying if I Print 50000 flyers of the wrong version just because someone is not paying attention and accidentally opens the wrong version, than that someone accidentally overwrites an old file. Why do you want to have old files anyway? Want a back-up? Use time-machine. are you planning to deinstall indesign and go back to an old version? Why????
and every time all my documents are up to date again, Adobe comes with a new version and it starts all over again.
In daily use this is very annoying, not inventive.
I'm not pushing it as a feature. It was an engineering design decision. I suspect that to add a user option at this point would require far more program re-writing than is practical (or, from Adobe's perspective, cost-effective).
I'm sorry it costs you time, but there is not going to be a change any time soon. You should look into third-party solutions.
You clearly do not know what a bug is. Like Peter I understand that you don't like it, but it works exactly as designed.
This is the worst I have ever heard so far. This isn’t freeware. People Pay 70 euro’s a month for this. Thousands of clients every week 5 hours….
How difficult can it be to make a simple save feature, after designing software as Indesign and photoshop. It is available in every application out there.
come on, this is nonsense.
If this is designed to work like this, the designer should consider looking for another job. It’s nice to design something, but if it doesn’t work in everyday practice, you should adjust the design.
If functions work in all the applications the same way, that’s great and people can work fast and easy with it. Changing features just for the sake of change is not improvement.
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You can keep complaining or you explore third party solutions. This isn’t changing.
You are right I should look for something that simply saves a file, because obviously according to you, apparently in charge of new software functions for Adobe, 70 euros a week is not enough to develop a save function.
so thank you for opening my eyes,
QUARK HERE I COME I AM BACK AFTER 10 YEARS
LOL, and finally I can simply command-s again.
Thanks for this revelation. Arrogant company.
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Nobody changed anything. It’s been like this for more than 15 years.
and it has always been annoying, but the updates were less often so it was less annoying.
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First, nobody in this thread works for Adobe.
Second, you might also want to make a case for change by filing a feature request: Feature Request/Bug Report Form, but don't hold your breath waiting for it happen soon.
And third, if you think you're losing time now, I'm not sure A return to Quark is the way to make it up. I admit I haven't seen Quark since version 8, and haven't used it for production since version 6, but one of the reasons I made the switch was the vastly improved productivity in ID. And what about all your existing files and clients?
did a future request.
Thanks for mentioning that option. Hope that someone listens there.