I am a translator and I use IDML files for translating the text in InDesign documents.
I use the IDML files in combination with CAT tools (Computer Aided Translation, eg. SDL Trados Studio 2011).
This works fine when the IDML file was created with CS5.
However, I own CS6, and when I create a "CS4 or higher IDML", the file can be opened and edited with CS5 itself.
But when I try to open such an IDML file with my CAT tool, the file is recognized as being created with CS6, which is (yet) incompatible with the CAT tool, so it cannot be opened/edited.
Does the IDML file carry something like a "CS6 version property" somewhere hidden in the metadata, and if so, how can I make this property "unrecognizable" for other software?
Thanks in advance for any information or help in this matter.
It makes sense that the file carries some sort of version identification. After all, it has the ability to carry information about features unique to CS6 that are not supported in CS5 or CS4. I think until Trados updates it's tools to work with CS6 files you may need to take the .idml, open in CS5, and re-export for translation.