1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 3, 2014 2:07 AM by Willi Adelberger

    Opening Mac ID CS6 IDML-document on Windows ID CS4

    o-me

      If I create an IDML-document with my Mac InDesign CS6, can I (or my clients) open it on Windows InDesign CS4? Are there any problems, that may occur?

        • 1. Re: Opening Mac ID CS6 IDML-document on Windows ID CS4
          Willi Adelberger Most Valuable Participant

          Yes, there are a lot.

          Even if they will be able to open it, the document will change:

          1. New versions have new functions wich will be lost or converted in a very different and unexpected way.
          2. Even if the function exists, the realisation between versions might be different and cause changes.
          3. Improved old functions may cause a change.
          4. Bugs in the IDML process will cause changes.

          Another problems are the fonts. The Mac can read Windows fonts, Windows can't read mac-only fonts. Use OTF at the best.