5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 31, 2009 1:32 PM by Kasyan Servetsky RSS

    Indesign autosave

    eboda_snaf Community Member

      I believe there's some autosaving and backup feature in Indesign, where to turn off this option or rather set to a longer time..

      My Indesign will get slow at some time interval.



        • 1. Re: Indesign autosave
          pkahrel MVP

          You can't disable InDesign's autosave or its building up an undo cache. What you can do is save documents using the equivalent of "Save As" in the UI, which deletes the document's undo cache:


          myDoc.save (File (myDoc.fullName));



          • 2. Re: Indesign autosave
            Harbs. MVP

            It's not really an auto-save. You're talking about the undo stack. The 

            functionality is integral to InDesign, and you can't turn it off. You 

            can clear the undo stack every once in a while by doing a save as to 

            get performance to pick up.




            • 3. Re: Indesign autosave
              Harbs. MVP



              Sorry about repeating your responses.


              I have to stop responding to questions while commuting. By the time I reconnect to the internet, I keep finding that someone else answered before me...



              • 4. Re: Indesign autosave

                It seems to me that Adobe have got the autosave featured sorted out, but what concerns me is what happens when a disk goes down and you lose the original and the autosave (Recovered) file on the same disk? This one thing Quark seems to have over Indesign in that you can specify where you want your backup to be i.e.on another disk entirely. Is this possible in ID?

                • 5. Re: Indesign autosave
                  Kasyan Servetsky Community Member

                  Go to Preferences > File Handling > Document Recovery Data choose Browse and select another folder on another disk.


                  P.S. I'm not sure if you will be able to restore these data, in case your disk goes down together with installed copy of InDesign.