I work in a public school, and in one computer lab we have the Production Premium CS5 suite installed. We would like to get Dreamweaver CS6 for our web design class, but we are worried that there will be compatibility issues. Will installed Dreamweaver CS6 work with the Production Premium CS5 and not cause problems?
DW creates HTML files and they are text files. You could hack them in the most ordinary text editor. The rest is just some bells and whistles to make it more convenient to create those files. So no, there are per se no compatibility issues and aside from some cosmetics here and there, DW CS6 isn't much different from older versions.
Adobe's upgrade policy has changed. If you currently own a product suite, you can't upgrade a la carte. You must upgrade to the same or better product suite. If DW is the only product you want to upgrade, you'll need to purchase the full scale version or possibly join the Creative Cloud.
We aren't upgrading Dreamweaver, we will be purchasing a completely new install. The CS5 we already own is Production Premium which does not have DW. Later down the road we'll probably upgrade that, but for now we are just buying DW.
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