You can upgrade to CS6 directly from http://creative.adobe.com as a monthly subscription for InDesign. This will not make your CS5 unusable. You can have both installed and running on the same machine at the same time. No old versions are provided by Adobe over the website. You can however purchase a genuine old version of Adobe InDesign from any local reseller near your location.
Hi, you replied. I don't need CS6, my clients use CS5 and insists on this. But a new one wants me to work in CS5.5 can I still get it and can I run it alongside CS5? Please advise.
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Yes, you can still get CS5.5 from a local reseller if you're lucky and install alongside CS5 and work with both together.
I think (that means I'm not sure at all), if you are buying a new volume licence of CS6, a downgrade to CS5.5 might be possible. With a regular licence I fear you are out of luck.
But I cannot give you any details about volume licences.
You have to ask Adobe directly or a reseller…
Just an idea…
You have to contact your local Adobe support. Here in Germany I have some clients with the same situation. They need to buy a new InDesign (e.g. because they get new staff members), but have to work in the previous version (either because the clients requiere it or some internal restrictions). They bought the latest version but have got a SN and a download link for an older version too. All they needed was to contact Adobe Support. I suppose it will be the same or similliar in other countries.