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.
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.
Hmm. I just checked, and one of the designers has CS5 as their default, and they're able to right-click and select Open With to open files in CS4. So clearly it's not impossible. Is there a setting that needs to be changed? Or should I just switch CS5 to the default?
Just confirmed that another designer, who has CS4 as her default, can use the Open With function to open files in CS5. All of our designers use Windows 7. I'm going crazy...it must be possible, but I can't figure out how.
It was the only way I found (through research and the Adobe forums) to have CS4 be the default. And it doesn't seem to be causing this issue, since only a few people are experiencing this problem, and almost everyone has CS4 as their default.