The person supplying the files is using version 9 (InDesign CC) and you only have CS6. Your Mac doesn't know anything about CC, since it isn't installed, so it incorrectly assumes all files are CS6. If you are a subscriber to Creative Cloud, download CC and you will be able to open the files, if not, ask your colleague to send you a .idml file instead, but expect some differences from the original.
Not helpful. Both the PC and Mac have creative cloud cs6 installed. and yes as I mentioned I already know how to manually export idml. Please answer one of the actual questions above, do not just repeat what I already said.
Your attitude sucks! Not helpful? How do you figure it wasn't helpful?
CC and CS6 are different applications. Which part of install CC or save back to IDML do you need clarified?
The fact that I mentioned they already both have creative cloud cs6 installed and that I first mentioned I know how to save back IDML (but CC CS6 for Mac installs version 8, CC CS6 for Windows installs version 9). The issue is that the person that uses the mac finds these files occasionally when there is no access to a PC at the time to do the IDML export. What I am asking is:
1) Is there a quick way to locate just CS9 files by doing a file search either on Win8 or OSX 10.9? (so that as a last resort, yes I will save them as IDML, but I have thousands of InDesign files on the server storage and only a couple hundred may be ID9 files, the rest are all ID files from CS3)
2) Is there a way to set the default save version on the PC to be compatible with version 8 on OSX with the least amount of loss from downgrading the file?
3) Is there a trick for overriding the error on the MAC and forcing it to open the file?
4) are there plans to release InDesign 9 for OSX as a CS6 update in the near future?
Not trying to be rude, but I gathered the person did not actually read what I wrote before answering my questions and did not answer my questions, it looks like it was just a response to the subject line.
They both were installed right from the cloud and all updates are installed, these were not installed from a disc, the users are all business seats on a CC license.
Version 9 is InDesign CC (latest patch is 9.2.1)
Version 8 is InDesign CS6 (latest update patch is 8.0.2)
If it helps, you can think of InDesign CC as InDesign CS7. You need to install that to open those files. You DO NOT have the same versions installed on the two computers.
Log into creative.adobe.com and go to the download center. Find InDesign and click download.
Irrelevant. Creative Cloud subscriptions include CS6 as well as the new CC applications.
then how do I find the latest version. I have uninstalled from the mac, went back to the cloud, went to the program list to install and it put version 8 right back on the Mac. How can I get ahold of 9 if the only option I get is 8 when on the Mac?
1. Go to creative.adobe.com and click download center.
2. Click InDesign
3. Scroll to in this version and make sure that CC is selected. If it says CS6, click the dropdown and select CC.
4. Click Download
Awesome, I will definitely look for that dropdown and give it a whirl!! Thanks for sticking with me.