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Indesign CS5 and CS5.5 compatibility?

Jun 15, 2011 7:55 AM

Hi All

 

Can you help... Do you know if Indesign and Illustrator CS5.5 files are compatible with CS5?

 

We've got Creative Suite Design Premium CS4 on one machine and CS5 on the other machine - it's a nightmare because things designed on  the CS5 machines can't be opened on the other machine without major headaches. So I need to upgrade CS4 machine to CS5, except that Adobe have gone and brought out CS5.5... and so it's now proving hard to get a CS4 to CS5 upgrade.

 

Therefore what will happen if I have CS5.5 on one machine and CS5 on the other? Are we still going to have compatibility issues?

 

Thanks for any help.

 
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    Jun 15, 2011 7:59 AM   in reply to AndyRealise3D

    Contact Adobe about upgrading options for your software.

     

    Best to update all machines to CS5.5

     

    The only way to go from CS5.5 to CS5/CS4 is through File>Export IDML

     

    And the same with CS5 to CS4 is through File>Expor IDML

     

     

    But there will be issues. Namely features new to CS5.5 will be stripped out when opened in CS5 or CS4

     

    And Features new in CS5 will be stripped out when opened in CS4.

     
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    Jun 15, 2011 10:23 AM   in reply to AndyRealise3D

    Try Amazon...at least in North America they still have some stock.

     

    Bob

     
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    Jun 15, 2011 10:29 AM   in reply to AndyRealise3D

    Be really careful about auctions. Aside from the risks of counterfeits, many sellers don't realize that you can't sell a used upgrade disk without including the entire chain leading up to it, and any upgrades added after. Finding a never-used upgrade is not impossible, but not easy.

     
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    Jun 15, 2011 12:24 PM   in reply to AndyRealise3D

    All I say is that it's best to have all machines on the same version.

     

    That said if you can get them all on CS4, CS5 or CS5.5 - one version don't cross breed the files if you're sharing them amongst colleagues.

     


    There is logic to why the files aren't compatible across different versions

     

    http://in-tools.com/article/whats-with-back-save-to-earlier-versions-o f-indesign/

     
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    Jun 16, 2011 6:31 AM   in reply to AndyRealise3D

    I agree to an extent about the 5.5 upgrade.

     

    It really is geared more towards people that need to deliver ebooks and ipad solutions. But it has some great new features that could be utilised on a daily basis anyway.

     

    I agree though, the price is very high for the .5 upgrade, and even more so in Europe - $119 (€84.46) but in Europe it's €143 ($201.45)

     


     
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