6 Replies Latest reply on Feb 4, 2015 12:37 PM by Peter Spier

    Cannot open file exported from CS5 as .idml into CC2014.

    ropit57 Level 1

      I'm trying to open a file created in InDesign CS5 in the newest CC version of InDesign.
      It is a large (2GB) file comprised entirely of placed images.


      I found a thread that suggested exporting as idml.


      I did export from CS5 as idml which made the file size a mere 195 MB.


      When I tried to open it in CC2014 I got the error message:


      Cannot open the file "name.indd"  Adobe InDesign may not support the file format, a plug-in

      that supports the file format may be missing, or the file may be open in another application.


      I had quit from CS5 before attempting to open the file in CC2014.


      I had thought that exporting as .idml would change the file type suffix from

      .indd to .idml but I'm not in the weeds enough to be sure about that.


      Any thoughts?


      Thanks in advance.