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Identifying which version of program a file was last saved out of?

Jun 20, 2013 11:26 PM

Is there a setting that will allow me to double click a customer supplied InDesign file, and have it only open in the vesion it was last saved in?

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    Jun 21, 2013 12:39 AM   in reply to Preppin\'

    You could use a script by Jongware to make sure what version the file is:


    [Ann] Identify Your InDesign File


    There is also "Soxy" by Rorohiko that would exactly do what you like:




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    Jun 21, 2013 2:33 AM   in reply to Preppin\'

    Hold down the ctrl key on WIn, the command key on Mac, go to

    • Mac: InDesign > About InDesign…
    • Win: Help > About InDesign…

    It will show you the history of the file.

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    Jun 21, 2013 2:41 AM   in reply to Willi Adelberger

    That doesn't help them "open" the file in the last version it was created in.


    Only the Soxy by Rorohiko is the only way I know of.



    It's really poorly implemented by Adobe when opening files. I got a trial of CS6 and it's expired now but I haven't removed it from the computer, in case I thought I'd buy a license I just have to enter the key.


    But any time I open a file from my folders it opens in CS6. Which is annoying. And even trying to overwrite what program it should open by default doesn't work either!




    You can view a files History in Adobe Bridge too and that will alert you to what version of InDesign it was created in when you view the metadata



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    Jun 21, 2013 7:08 AM   in reply to Eugene Tyson



    You might try my system. Go into the InDesign CS6 folder (in Applications), "zip" the application, and trash the unzipped file. It won't open any more files.


    Then when you need to use CS6 again, double-click the zipped file. (The zipped version stays there, so you just delete the unzipped file when you're through with it again.)

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    Jun 21, 2013 7:32 AM   in reply to Tom Usrey

    Brilliant - thank you never thought of that

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