3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 27, 2013 10:43 AM by BobLevine

    CS6 downsaving


      In CS6 I down saved an InDesign file created in CS5, to CS4. For some reason I did not have the option to down save to CS5 from CS6. Now I cannot open the file in CS6 or CS5. I get an error message that says "Cannot open the file. Adobe ID may not support the file format, a plug in that supports teh file format may be missing, or the file may be open in another application. I know that the CS6 files are .indd and that CS4 and lower are .indl, is there a way for me to revert back to .indd? 

        • 1. Re: CS6 downsaving
          BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          I'm not following any of this. CS6 can export or save to IDML which can

          be opened in CS4 or later.



          • 2. Re: CS6 downsaving
            violetvexe.1 Level 1

            The file that I opened and worked in was originally created in cs5. I have cs6 now, and when I saved the file I wanted to save it to cs 5--so that my co workers who have cs5 can still work in the file. When I selected "save as" I was only give the option to save down to cs4 or lower, so that is what I did. Now I have this .idml file that I am unable to open. Exporting the file doesn't seem to be an option since I originally "saved as" instead of exporting the file.

            • 3. Re: CS6 downsaving
              BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

              Read it again. That's not CS4 or lower, it's CS4 or higher.


              Save as and exporting to IDML produce identical results.


              I think you may simply be dealing with a corrupt file.