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October 11, 2007 8:52 AM   Subscribe

InDesignFilter: 'Export' defaults randomly changing from PDF to TXT. WTF?

Very often as I save PDFs in InDesign, the default in the 'Export' dialogue box comes up as TXT rather than PDF. I've never saved anything as TXT, so am confused and frustrated by this. What gives? Can I fix this somehow?
posted by Pecinpah to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
If you have your cursor in a text box when you export, the program assumes you want to export text and defaults to txt. If you click off any boxes, PDF should come up first.
posted by slowfasthazel at 9:28 AM on October 11, 2007


I had never thought to check that. I will watch that from this point forward. You are a saint. Thank you.
posted by Pecinpah at 9:33 AM on October 11, 2007


slowfasthazel has it there. I've been zapped by that too many times.
posted by azpenguin at 10:30 AM on October 11, 2007


wow, that is awesome. thanks for asking & answering!
posted by modofo at 10:57 AM on October 11, 2007


Although I really think Export to PDF needs to be its own menu option, complete with keystroke. Few art the times we actually wish to export InDesign styled text to .txt.
posted by joeclark at 11:26 AM on October 11, 2007


Geez, this is a problem I've experienced as well, and I never would have figured that out. Thank you!
posted by iguanapolitico at 12:42 PM on October 11, 2007


Gosh, me too! Thanks! :D
posted by cowbellemoo at 9:58 PM on October 11, 2007


Fascinating! Thanks for asking, I've often wondered this myself.
posted by pyjammy at 11:15 AM on October 12, 2007


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