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How to open files in CS4 and CS5?

Dec 12, 2012 10:48 AM

Tags: #cs4 #cs5 #indesign

The graphic designers in my office have both InDesign CS4 and InDesign CS5 installed. CS4 is set to be the default for all Adobe files. However, if they want to open an InDesign in CS5, if they right-click and select "Open With" they can't choose to open with CS5. Even if they click "browse" and manually choose CS5. Anyone know why that is? They can open InDesign CS5 and then browse to file and open it within the program, so it's not a compatibility issue. Obviously this is more a matter of convenience for them (since they work with thousands of files) than a major problem, I would just like to know if it's possible to open InDesign files this way.

 
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    Dec 12, 2012 10:58 AM   in reply to vaila

    It's an OS thing and you can't change it.

     

    You can, however, purchase the Soxy plugin from Rorohiko.com that will intercept the open commands and launch the correct version of ID based on the version in which the file was saved. I believe it costs about $20.

     
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    Dec 12, 2012 12:12 PM   in reply to vaila

    No.

     
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    Dec 12, 2012 12:15 PM   in reply to Peter Spier

    As I recall, the Soxy plugin is $20 per computer (but you can't move it to another computer, the plugin is tied to that computer), but Rorohiko will negotiate a site license.

     
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    Dec 12, 2012 12:42 PM   in reply to vaila

    My understanding is that on Mac if a version of ID is already open it can be used withthe Open With command, but this does not work on Windows.

     
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    Dec 12, 2012 12:53 PM   in reply to vaila

    Re you sure they really have CS4 as the default? Did you edit the registry to do that?

     
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    Dec 12, 2012 1:02 PM   in reply to vaila

    Not good. ID doesn't like being installed in non-chronological order.

     
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    Dec 12, 2012 1:08 PM   in reply to vaila

    Well I wish you luck. But don't be surprised if CS5 does strange things.

     
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