3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 21, 2013 9:09 AM by BobLevine

    InDesign 5 upgrade to 5.5?

    Mark Schlesinger Level 1

      Hi. I cannot open a document created in InDesign 5.5 in my version of InDesign 5. It presents me with a list of plug-ins I do not have and refuses to open it. What are my options? Can I upgrade from InDesign 5 to InDesign 5.5 now? Can I update the plug-ins? (forums I have read suggest this doesn't work). Would I need to upgrade the whole creative suite? My mac OS is 10.5.

      Thanks for any advice.

        • 1. Re: InDesign 5 upgrade to 5.5?
          Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

          Your options are pretty limited at this point. If you bought a Suite package, you must upgrade the entire suite at once, but even if you have an individual license for ID, the odds of finding a CS5.5 upgrade are getting pretty slim since CS6 has been out for over a month. I'd check places like Amazon, though, where they might still have some old stock.


          And no, you can't update the plugins. If you need to open the file in CS5, it will need to be exported to .idml from CS5.5 or CS6.

          • 2. Re: InDesign 5 upgrade to 5.5?
            Mark Schlesinger Level 1

            Hi Peter. Do you know anything about the free upgrade from CS5.5 to CS6? If I could get a CS5.5 upgrade quickly for the whole suite, would it save me money because I would get a free CS6 - or are the two the same price anyway?

            • 3. Re: InDesign 5 upgrade to 5.5?
              BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

              You can't buy CS5.5 anymore and even if you could find it you wouldn't be eligible for a free upgrade...that offer has long since expired.


              Best advice I can give now is to move to Creative Cloud at $29.99/month. That intro special ends on Aug 31.