Moving this discussion to the InDesign forum.
Roma247 you could always upgrade and then downgrade your java installation if you face difficulties.
Sorry! Silly me, I forgot to specify that I am not on a Mac, I have Windows 7.
Thanks, sorry, I wasn't sure where to post and the system dumped me there, so I figured that was as good as any other place. Glad it is in the right place now.
Actually, what happened was that I did download and install the new version, but got cold feet when I realized what could happen if I uninstalled the old version. So I rolled it back.
Now my shipping software keeps getting mad at me and won't let me use the old version without reactivating it manually each and every time I use it, because it's out of date.
So I would like to update it, but as a publisher, InDesign is my life blood. I had an issue a few years ago where InDesign was being very buggy for me, and it started disappearing whole swaths of pages at a time in a 700 page book that I'd been working on for months. To say it was a living nightmare doesn't even come close. I can't afford to have any other book files corrupted...
Sorry, I'm not a Windows user so someone else will have to help with your Windows Java questions.
I need to update Java all the time for the prepress remote proof review software at the printer I use. Never had a problem with it affecting any other program.
Thanks, Peter. That is very good to know. Sorry to be such a nervous nellie.
Set a restore point before you update and you'll feel better.