Ive have been trying unsuccesfully to save CS4 back to CS3 and nothing will open. I've even created dummy files with nothing more than a box on the page and they still don't open. CS3 will begin to open them, flash the file up and then it just dissapears.
Running CS4 126.96.36.1992
Running CS3 5.04.682
Mac OS X 10.411
I've tried converting fonts to outlines also to no avail. I also installed on another machine (G5) with the same result.
Any thoughts? I really need to find a way to get this to work. Most of the work I do is VDP and none of those plug ins are working in CS4 yet. Data Merge is not working properly in 4 yet to my knowledge either. Most of my work is too large for Data Merge anyway but I would rather have it as an option at least.
When you save a CS4 file to CS3, how exactly are you doint that? Are you choosing File > Export, and then specifying InDesign CS3 Interchange (INX) as the format? If so, you shouldn't have any problem opening .inx files into InDesign CS3. Have you tried resetting the preferences for CS3?
Thanks for the suggestion Gabriel. I did try that with both 4 and 3 but to no avail. The files open and then close immediatly as before. It goes so quickly you can't even see them open. Just a window up and a window down. Any other thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
Excellent question. I hadn't even thought to try that. The answer is no so this definitly sounds like a CS3 issue on my end. However I have tried it on multiple workstations so I'm not sure where to go from here?
I am having this problem now too. I am saving an INX file from CS4 (File > Export > INX), but my client is unable to open it in CS3. He gets the message that the file in not valid. I have tried exporting it from two different computers, and my client has tried opening the file on two different computers, but it's not working.
I don't have any third party plug-ins installed.
Any help would be appreciated.
Yes, I am using InDesign CS4, v6.0.6.
My client is using InDesign CS3.
I have exported my file as an InDesign CS3 Interchange INX, but when my client tries to open it, he gets a message that the file is not valid.
The bad news for your client is tha the's waited so long that he can't get upgrade pricing from his version, and he'' be hard pressed to find a copy of CS4 if that's what you're using, so it's more likely you BOTH need to upgrade to CS5.
Have a client that prepares a CS4 inx file from my CS3 doc after she makes changes. Never an issue. Can't open hers today in CS3.
Plugin error message:
"Use one or more plugins not available, blah, blah"
These are listed:
Says to update my plugins in next box and lists virtually all of them.
I can create CS3 inx files and open them no problem. Tried disabled 3rd party plugins, no change,
Corrupt file from her? A recent CS4 update that might have broken it? My CS3 is current
Are you sure this is a .inx file? That's the message you would typically get from trying to open a .indd file of the wrong version.
Since CS5 cannot export .inx, either you really aren't up-to-date in CS3 and this is a CS4 .inx file that requires a newer patch in CS3, which seems relatively unlikely, or this isn't a CS4 .inx file at all, but probablyt something else with the extension changed.
I wondering that myself, but the file size is small, like an inx file (2.6mb), not like the original file size (20mb)
I am able to open it in CS5, but I need to keep it in CS3 for archival/compatibility purposes.
Handy way to see the doc history. It appears that it was exported as an .inx file, then opened shortly after with a save-as instead of export, but keeping the .inx on it. It's a CS4 document.
BTW, took that file in CS5 and exported it as an ID markup doc (had never done this before), but could not reopen it in CS5. Only for CS4?