hi, You can try reinstalling CS6(over CC). By doing this files will start opening in CS6 by default, currently files are opening in CC. So this should solve the problem you are facing beacuse of CC trial expiry and you need not to open files from within CS6. But if you want to use CC no doubt you will have to purchase subscription. For icons.. not sure, you may need to uninstall both the versions and then do a fresh installation.
First thing is to uninstall ID CS6 from control panel. Then download, install and Run the cleaner tool http://www.adobe.com/support/contact/cscleanertool.html to perform a clean un-installation of CC and CS6. Then go ahead and install ID CS6 again. Alternatively, to skip re-installation, you may try to right click on one of the blank icons InDesign file and then select open with and choose InDesign CS6 as its default program. Doing this should also fix the issue.
Waht nobody has mentioned, though, is that CC is not backward compatible to earlier versions, so any files you saved in CC while "waiting for your CS6 to arrive" will not open iin CS6. They must be saved (exported) from CC as .idml, which should open in CS6.
Oops! I missed that important part.
Good, but what happens if the Trial Version has expired and you can not open the file anymore to then Export it?
That is the real issue, the right way to do it we already know but now is to late as the Program has expired!
Lack of backward compatibility is nothing new for InDesign, but Adobe's decision to shorten the trial period to 7 days has made things worse, in my opinion. Unfortunately, the only options are to purchase a subscription (you can get a one-month subscription and cancel within 30 days to get your money back), install the trial on a different computer, or find someone who has the current version to do the conversions for you.
Regarding the InDesign CC trial version, couple questions...
- will InDesign CS6 need to be uninstalled in order to install the trial version of InDesign CC?
- will the CC trial version let you save existing CC files back to CS6 format so you can open / use them with CS6 once the trial has expired?
- if existing CC files can be saved back to CS6 format, using the trial CC version, will any restrictions be placed on the (CS6) versions? (i.e. restricting certain CS6 program options, not allowing changes to be made, not allowing files to be printed, etc.)
2. You can save as or export to IDML
If you install CC trial and start the trial, CC will hijack your already existing CS6 installation.
Earlier versions like CS5.5 are not affected.
Scenario 1: If you were running 3rd-party plugins installed with CS6 before starting the trial period you will not be able to run the plugins during the trial.
You'd have to reinstall CS6 after the trial to make them run again.
Scenario 2: Do not install 3rd-party plugins for CS6 during the trial.
The plugins would not work anymore after the trial because they are registered with the hijacked CS6 version.