InDesign 2020 won't overwrite PDF
Since updating to Indesign 2020 I can't overwrite pdf files from the export menu it says 'file is still open' when it's not. Yet another thing broken on the yearly beta test.
Fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign 2020 – that is, InDesign 15.1.2
In the Creative Cloud Desktop application, click on the Updates section on the left. You should be able to see the Update available for InDesign. Please update your InDesign application to this version to try out the fix.
Let us know in the comments section if you still face this problem.
Adobe InDesign Team
Has this been fixed yet? I have had days of file lock permission problems with IND and illo. I need to get some work done. Please advise when it will be functioning software worth paying for again, rather than the latest beta that has once again bought the media departments production to a halt.
Cannot export over existing PDFs on our SMB server. Error says "PDF is already open".
Looking at InDesign in Activity Monitor (macOS Mojave), it shows the name of each PDF I've exported in the list of "Open Files and Ports". Quitting InDesign or manually deleting the PDF from the Finder first seems to be only solutions. Exporting to local disks seem to release/close exported PDFs as expected.
Running 2020 with 10.13.6 and am getting this error.
I'm working in 15.0 and Mac Catalina, and as of now I'm still running into the same problem, however I do not receive a error message. Instead it opens the existing un-edited PDF file in Acrobat (I have view PDF after exporting checked).
Kelly Machart commented
Thank you so much! It appears to be fixed as of this morning.
Same here ... hope you'll fix it soon
Marci Donovan commented
This is a function our team uses multiple times daily. It's become a bad dream. Please expedite this fix. Thank you.
Chris Cline commented
Same problem here at our newspaper
Same here!!! :-(
iMac (Retina 5K, 27 Zoll, 2019) / OS X 10.14.6 / ID 15.0
Sean Woods commented
Same issue here, on macOS Mojave
The same here ... 2020 Indesign on macOS Catalina over smb Synology NAS
Cynthia Meystel commented
I'm sure glad I read about this problem before installing the update. I will wait until it is fixed.
Quentin Karmark commented
so far the most straightforward work-around is obviously saving the file to an alternate location on the hard drive and then manually overwriting using the finder...
I am having the same problem with InDesign 2020 not allowing overwrites to pdf files.
Also having this issue. 2020 Indesign on macOS Catalina over smb share to Synology NAS.
Yeah, this bug is a productivity killer.
This is happening to us to... its causing MAJOR problems. Get it fixed as its costing enough!!!!!
Robert Bourassa commented
Hugely disruptive with our team as well (!)
We are having the same problem at work. I am on InDesign 2020 on macOS Mojave. I make sure no other application has the file open going as far as quitting all the other apps and restarting the finder. This issue results in having to have multiple versions of PDFs. Please fix ASAP!