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 15.0.1
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 face any problem with the updation process.
Adobe InDesign Team
Yep got this too
Does it even when Acrobat nor running
Also having this issue
Having the same issue. Running os 10.14.6. Saving to SMB.
Haydyn Jones commented
I'm also having the same problem. Im running mac os 10.14.16
Step 1. Create InDesign Doc. finish Doc.
Step 2. Export Document as name.pdf
Step 3. Open Document name.pdf / Revise it / Close name.pdf document.
Step 4. Edit InDesign Doc.
Step 5. Export name.ind with edits, / NO CAN'T DO.
Warning says "Cannot save to the file name.pdf, because it is already open"
Step 6. Check if it is open / DOCUMENT name.pdf is closed not open.
Step 7. Close InDesign and Acrobat. / Reopen InDesign & Acrobat.
Step 8. Edit InDesign doc.
Step 9. Export name.pdf / Granted.
Kelly Machart commented
Adobe InDesign 2020
When trying to save over an existing PDF, an error saying the file is already open appears. Note: the current version of the pdf is NOT open.