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Anything else to install with InDesign 5.5 upgrade?

Mar 30, 2012 11:45 AM

I just bought the Creative Suite Design Premium upgrade to CS5.5 from my current Design Premium CS5. I was going to skip it and wait for CS6, but took advantage of the current deal for a free upgrade to CS6 when the time comes. Out of the 5.5 suite, I only want to install InDesign and Acrobat X, which are the upgraded products in the 5.5 suite. But I'm looking for advice on whether to install Bridge or anything else in order to have InDesign 5.5 run properly.

 
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    Mar 30, 2012 11:47 AM   in reply to mpc999

    I think you have to install Bridge.

     

     

     

    And really, without telling us what you do, it’s not possible to tell you what to install.

     

     

     

    Bob

     
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    Mar 30, 2012 12:48 PM   in reply to mpc999

    mpc999 wrote:

     

    ... in order to have InDesign 5.5 run properly.

     

    For that you only need to install InDesign.

     
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    Mar 30, 2012 1:19 PM   in reply to mpc999

    I opted for InDesign, Illy & Bridge - skipped Photoshop and Acrobat and et al.

     
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    Mar 30, 2012 3:55 PM   in reply to mpc999

    If you want to use Mini-Bridge you'll need to install Bridge CS5.5, and you'll also need it to synch color settings across the CS5.5 apps.

     
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    Apr 1, 2012 12:17 AM   in reply to mpc999

    Your question is confusing -- why would you ever not install everything? Disk space is cheap.

     

    That said, If you have CS5 installed, it will save you annoyance to not install Photoshop and Illustrator from CS5.5, because they do not have CS5.5 versions. They have "CS5.1" versions that are essentially identical to the CS5.0 versions. But you'll have to worry about migrating your preferences over and it's just kind of annoying. So it's safe to skip them if you have them already installed.

     

    And CS5.5 has Acrobat X instead of Acrobat 9. That is...a mixed blessing. Most people dislike the UI, but it has a few bugfixes (security and otherwise) and a few features added as well. I don't think Bridge changed at all for CS5.5.

     
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