- How did you install InDesign on your new computer on the first place? Did you migrate it from the old one or did you install it from the scratch?
- Ih you have migrated the program and after experiencing these problems did you unistall it or only run the installer from the DVD? If problems occured, did you try Adobe's Creative Cloud Cleaner (which works as well for Creative Suite, but is the later version.)
- Did you check if your hardware configuration and OS is compatible to CS4?
1. I first migrated it. At first, it refused to even start. So my re-installation from DVD was based on an earlier, non-working migrated version.
2. No, I did not uninstall it in between. Is trying it worth the effort? This time I didn't want to invest just like that, as the Mac doesn't have a DVD station and borrowing a DVD from someone else does cost some karma points.
3. I wouldn't know how to check that compatibility. But it would indeed be sad if CS4 (which is less than four years old) wouldn't work on my new Mac with 10.8.5).
CS4 is unsupported under Mountain Lion. As for sad, talk to Apple who move
forward with new operating systems with no real regard to existing
Willi: I now did the uninstall first, and a subsequent re-install. Cumbersome (as it was through sharing the DVD from a borrowed laptop) but successful. I can now print PDFs. Thank you!
Bob: Now that *is* sad indeed! Through an unexpected mercy shown by providence, I did get InDesign CS4 to work after an uninstall and a reinstall on OS X 10.8.5. But I wonder how Adobe would have helped me upgrade the CS4 to CS5, given that I had only needed it because I migrated to a new Mac, where CS4 wasn't supported (through no fault of Adobe's).
Your comment implies that Apple regards CS4 as paleolithic; "hey, who expects any user to want to use unupgraded software after nearly four years - an eternity in IT!". (End of sarcasm).