My company is transitioning to Adobe CS6 on our Macs but we still want CS5 as the default. We discovered that we cannot change the global default back to CS5 in the OS. We can only change it on a per-file basis.
If we right-click on an INDD file and get info we are given the option to open all INDD files in CS5 but it doesn't actually change it and keeps it at CS6.
Has anyone found a way to do this?
No, it appears that CS6 is preventing the global file association change. Like I said, we can change individual files to open in CS5 but we can't change it globally. If we had a mix of CS5 and CS6 files I could see your point to prevent opening CS6 files in CS5 but we're not at that stage in our transition.
Just seconding what Larry said: It's a Mac OS thing, not InDesign. If you launch CS5 before opening a document, it should open CS5 documents in CS5. However, if no versions are running when you double-click it, it will launch the most recent version.
The safest way is to right-click on a file and choose the version you want to open it with, or open it through InDesign's File > Open menu. I haven't used Soxy, but I've heard several people recommend it to get around exactly this limitation of the OS. If you're routinely working with files of different versions, it might be worth the small investment.
I run CS3 and CS5. CS3 Is the workhorse and I only use CS5 when I need to.
If I double click on a file it will open (or try to open) with whichever version I have launched or if Indd is not launched, it will ALWAYS lauch the latest version of the software. I do not have both versions launched at the same time because I have had MAJOR problems doing that. For 2 years if I launch them seperately I have not had problems.
When I right click on a file I have the choice of opening with: CS5, CS3 and even CS2 which I have not used in years.
I believe Larry G is correct. The OS causes the latest version to be the default and this choice must be overridden when you open the file.
This is not a Mac thing, it's a Adobe CS6 thing. The applications in CS6 hoggs the file association from every other version of the applications that's installed be it CS 5 or CC. These are the _only_ applications on the plattform that seems to disable the global setting for file association. This havn't been an issue before, it's new to CS6 and it's apparently fixed in CC since it can't ovveride CS6s global setting either.