No one from Adobe ever promised a “Retina” update for InDesign 8 (i.e., CS6). Consistently, Adobe has told its users through this forum and elsewhere that such support would only be available in the next full version update of InDesign, now released as InDesign 9 available through the Creative Cloud subscription.
The reason why no such update (i.e., to InDesign 8) was provided was becuase that major architectural changes were necessary for such support. Much of what is in InDesign 9 is the result of such architectural changes . These changes could not readily be retrofitted into InDesign 8. Sorry!
InDesign CS6 will never see a retina update and one was never promised.
In fact there were several threads here with Adobe personnel
specifically pointing out that because of the coding involved it would
be impossible. I'm sorry if you feel you were misled but you'll need to
move to CC to get retina support for InDesign.
«Over the next few months, key Adobe products will deliver HiDPI display support to all customers on current releases.»
«We expect to update the following products with HiDPI support, free to all CS6 and Creative Cloud customers, over the next few months <...>»
Date: AUG 30, 2012
Do you see InDesign on that list? Me, either!
No, you're right Bob, but: «We are currently evaluating the roadmap for when other products may support HiDPI displays...» Is InDesign just an other product, not a key product that should be in the list? And Maria Yap said clearly «when» and not «if ever» or something.
You left out the emphasis on MAY SUPPORT. That's a far cry from WILL
SUPPORT but the bottom line is that an update for anything earlier than
CC was never promised.
I'm sorry if you're one of those that elected to buy CS6 under the false
hope that retina displays would be supported but the only way that was
going to happen was with a total re-write of the application which is
what CC is.
And don't confuse the braod category of Product with the narrow category of version of a product. Support in a newer version of ID would be in line with the future support statements.
English is not my mother tongue but I think I can see the difference between «when other products may support» and «which other products may support» OK, anyway... Thank you Bob for your response.
Your English is far better than my anything else.