When converting files to a new version, some converted files have "copy" added to the name.
Opening a book from a previous version, with automatic doc conversion selected, causes some files to be overwritten when saved with "copy" added to the name. This nuance has caused a cascading calamity for our file management. If this function is intended, then it's execution is downright dumb. Nowhere was this pitfall mentioned when opening the files and saving them. Automatic Document conversion should be just that, automatic. Not 'automatically' mess up my naming conventions and filing system.
Shame on you Adobe.
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Erik Lund commented
I'm sorry, I cannot as this would require to much time and resources that we don't have to allocate to this issue. That time was spent unwinding the mess caused by this bug.
I will try to provide a little more detail though. I was using ID2020, converting files from ID2019. I first opened the book, then all the docs contained in the book. I was presented with the typical notification the files would be converted from the previous version, etc. I already had 'auto doc conversion' active in the book panel. Unknowingly, ID opened the originals, and then created a "converted" copy of each file that was opened. So there were 2 versions of the same file open at the same time. Because this was not very apparent until we went to save the book and its individual files (9 chapters x2) that something was wrong. When we saved a file, it would ask if we want to overwrite the existing file of the same name, we answered yes. ID2020 then overwrote the file AND added to the file name "copy". So it didn't just overwrite the file but renamed it also. 'Copy' was only added to some of the file names, not all. (This made a further mess of things as the remedy could not be applied unilaterally.)
This is an absolutely unacceptable behavior for any software program. Overwrite means OVERWRITE, not OVERWRITE & CHANGE SOME OF MY NAMES.