Might be a bit left field... but check that the document isn't set to read only.
The document isn't set to read only. I've actually been able to save the doc and reopen it several times without problem. Then without warning, it just won't save. Weird.
Thanks for the suggestiong though.
i didn't see that you had been able to save the file... perhaps i can't read LOL
have you tried trashing your preferences? if not, try it.
What happens when you try to save? Do you get a warning (and if so, can you tell us what it says), or does the save just fail? Have you tried changing the name of the file, so that it doesn't overwrite the original, or send it to a different location? And, where is the file? On your HD, removable media or network?
I have no access to the "save" command in the file list. If I close the
document I get the window that asks if I want to save changes. If I click
yes, I get a second window that reads "cannot save "filename".
I've tried renaming the file, and sending it to a different location. The
file is on my HD.
Please help. This is driving me crazy!!!!
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When you say no access, do you mean the save command is not there, or that it is grayed out?
Have you tried trashing the prefs? See Replace Your Preferences
The save command is grayed out.
I've trashed the preferences. That works for a while, then the problem crops
Sounds like a plugin conflict, perhaps. Do you run any third-party plugins or use a font manager?
I do use Fontbook. I can't think of any other pluginsthough.
Is this all files, or just this one? In finder, select teh file and "Get Info." Do you have write permission?
Peter Spier wrote:
Do you have write permission?
I already suggested that...
This has happened with other files that were created in an earlier version
of Indesign (CS3, 4, and 5 have all given me problems).
I've sent this particular document back to the originator. She is taking a
look at it. It may be a corrupted image or font.
Maybe that will be the answer. Thanks for everyone's help.
I'm using InDesign CS5.5
I am having exactly the same problem, all previous discusions are the same for me...
I also use a font manager (suitcase fusion), no other plugins.
And this counts for all files i try to save in indesign right now..
and i noticed my links panel seems to be failing, it's open but it doesn't show any content or knobs or sliders.. "blank panel"
Any thoughts, I seriously need to get this out the way.. work needs to be done!
What version of Suitcase, and is it the latest patch? Does removing the Autoactivation plugin from ID resolve the problem? Are you on Mac or Windows?
I'm mac user, suitcase version 4 (demo), and removing autoactivation doesn't solve anything.
So i force-quited everything, rebooted my macbook, and now it "semi-works" again.
- The save option is stil greyed-out, but i can save-as.. and export PDF's
- Also the links panel is working again.
So temporarilly i'm fine, but i'm sure the problem will return soon..
Save will be grayed out until a change is made to the file. If it's still grayed out after an edit, you're not fine. I don't know if the trial version of Suitcase is the latest patch, so you should check at Extensis to be sure.
I think the next thing I would try is to move all the pages to a new document, in case there's some underlying damage to the file.
Yes, I've tried that, but unforunately then again that new file is unsaveable..
Hello, I'm having the same problem. Did you find a solution?????? Help
Is it all files, or just one? Have you tried all the things mentioned in this thread?
It was all files, but I solved it restarting Indesign and pressing command+alt+shift+control.
It never happened before and I hope it won't happen again!
Thank you for your answer. Did you remember how did you solve it?
If replacing the prefs worked for you (and apparently it did), it's likely your problem was not identical to the one experienced by GIJSD