5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 29, 2014 5:43 AM by RWintonII RSS

    Downloading all upgrade versions of Illustrator?

    RWintonII

      I'm new to the Adobe Community, and hope somebody can help me with my question.  I originally purchased AI10 and have purchased 4 upgrades along the way (Currently using AICS6).  Every time I get a new computer I install all 5 versions (AI10, CS, CS4, CS5.1 and CS6).  This takes a lot of time and was wondering if there's a shortcut?  Don't think I can just install CS6 and be done?  Can someone help?  Thanks in advance for your help.

        • 1. Re: Downloading all upgrade versions of Illustrator?
          mec_os Community Member

          why do you need all five versions?

          • 2. Re: Downloading all upgrade versions of Illustrator?
            Jacob Bugge CommunityMVP

            R,

             

            I am afraid you have to.

             

            My guess is that you wish to retain the option of working with older documents without their being caught in the different incompatibilities.

             

            As you already know, they have reversed the Y axis in CS5. But you can actually unreverse it and get back to what you were used to in the older versions.

             

            To change the ruler origin (and direction of the Y axis) in CS6 (&CS5 (&CC)) to be the same as in CS4 and earlier, you may:

             

            A) Install and run the script in the OP of this thread,http://forums.adobe.com/thread/890507?tstart=30

             

            or

             

            B) Manually change the relevant preference settings as follows:

             

            0) Close down Illy (you can only change the preference file with Illy closed);

             

            1) Find and open the AIPrefs (Win speak) or Adobe Illustrator Prefs (Mac speak) file withe a text editor like Notepad or TextEdit; the preference file is a (hidden) file in the (hidden) folder Adobe Illustrator CS5 Settings

             

            2): Find and change the following two bits of code:

             

            /isRulerOriginTopLeft 1 >>> /isRulerOriginTopLeft 0 (change 1 to 0)

             

            /isRulerIn4thQuad 1 >>> /isRulerIn4thQuad 0 (change 1 to 0)

             

            This is a global change so you only have to do it once (just as you can undo it once).

             

            You may find the folder as described in <em><strong><a href="http://www.bugge.com/Family-and-friends/Illy/illy.html"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Move the folder</span></a></strong></em>.

            • 3. Re: Downloading all upgrade versions of Illustrator?
              Monika Gause CommunityMVP

              Don't think I can just install CS6 and be done?

               

              If CS6 is all you need: yes, that should be possible.

               

              You might need to enter an original serial number somewhere along the way, but you shouldn't have to install all of these versions.

               

              In case you need to be downwards compatible with the gaussian blur or drop shadow/blur/glow effects, then you would need to install at least version CS5 additionally

              • 4. Re: Downloading all upgrade versions of Illustrator?
                Jacob Bugge CommunityMVP

                R,

                 

                As you can see there have been a few interpretations of your OP.

                 

                Concerning backward compatibility, if you wish to have access to live Type in older documanets as it was in any earlier text engine, you need to go all the way back to 10.

                • 5. Re: Downloading all upgrade versions of Illustrator?
                  RWintonII Community Member

                  That's kinda what I'm asking. I thought I had to have previous versions since I was upgrading? Somebody told me that earlier on and I've just done it from then on.

                   

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