2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 19, 2013 1:41 PM by P Spier RSS

    Moving PC to MAC

    Will010

      Is it possible to read & work on InDesign files (CS4) from the PC (hard disc has been removed & cased as an external drive) if I now buy a Mac & purchase CS6?

        • 1. Re: Moving PC to MAC
          BobLevine CommunityMVP

          I would recommend copying the InDesign files to the Mac. Working off

          external drives is not a great idea.

           

          Bob

          • 2. Re: Moving PC to MAC
            P Spier CommunityMVP

            As Bob says...

             

            As far as working with the files, other than font issues if non-Opentype fonts were used there should, in theory, be no problems, and even font issues are realtively easy to deal with going from PC to Mac (but NOT vice versa).

             

            I said in theory because we see occasional reports of files that fail in small wayys, or catastrophically after editing when directly converting legacy files by opening in CS5 and later. I recommend export the files to .inx or .idml from the original version and opeing that instead, but in this case that is not going to be possible, I suspect, so the nect best thing is to openthe files in CS6 and immediately export to .idml and save as new files. DON'T overwrite the originals. See Remove minor corruption by exporting