4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 23, 2011 8:53 PM by John Hawkinson

    Will InDesign CS5 Work On New Apple OS?

    terminallyconfused Level 1

      Will InDesign CS5 work in the new Lion OS from Apple? (My apologies if this question has already been asked -- and answered -- in this forum. I didn't see the topic in the most recent discussions).

       

      I've been thinking about either upgrading the Mac that I've already have installed InDesign on to Lion -- or else buying a new Mac with the Lion OS already in place and installing InDesign on that. But is InDesign compatible with Lion?

       

      I know Adobe recently posted an article where they attempted to address compatibility issues with the new OS but they didn't seem to mention InDesign. So before I make buy a new computer or upgrade my old one, I want to make sure it's worth the trouble and/or money. There doesn't seem to be any way to contact Adobe directly to ask them this simple question.

       

      Thanks for your help.

        • 1. Re: Will InDesign CS5 Work On New Apple OS?
          John Hawkinson Level 5

          Yes, InDesign works under Lion.

           

          There are some general issues, outlined in http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/905/cpsid_90508.html

          which are not specific to InDesign, but do effect it. LIke Java, f'rinstance.

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          • 2. Re: Will InDesign CS5 Work On New Apple OS?
            terminallyconfused Level 1

            Thanks, John. I really appreciate your help.

             

            And thanks for the article. As it turns out, that was the article I was referring to. It answered a lot of questions about Lion -- but I couldn't find anything that addressed InDesign specifically. Now, thanks to you, I know that InDesign will work with Lion.

            • 3. Re: Will InDesign CS5 Work On New Apple OS?
              needhelplion

              Indesign CS5 does not work on OS lion on a mid-2011 MacBook Air.

              Beachballs when opening a new or existing document.

              Specs from crash report below. HELP PLEASE!

               

               


              Date/Time:       2011-08-23 23:03:30 -0400
              OS Version:      10.7.1 (Build 11B2118)
              Architecture:    x86_64
              Report Version:  8

               

              Command:         InDesign
              Path:            /Applications/Adobe InDesign CS5/Adobe InDesign CS5.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe InDesign CS5
              Version:         7.0.4.553 (7040)
              Parent:          launchd [115]

               

              PID:             207
              Event:           hang
              Duration:        1.32s
              Steps:           14 (100ms sampling interval)

               

              Pageins:         45
              Pageouts:        0

               


              Process:         Adobe InDesign CS5 [207]
              Path:            /Applications/Adobe InDesign CS5/Adobe InDesign CS5.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe InDesign CS5
              Architecture:    i386
              UID:             502

               

              Model: MacBookAir4,2, BootROM, 2 processors, Intel Core i7, 1.8 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.73f63
              Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Built-In, 384 MB

              • 4. Re: Will InDesign CS5 Work On New Apple OS?
                John Hawkinson Level 5

                Hi, needhelplion.

                Please don't post massive crash reports here -- please use pastebin.com.

                Looks like someone has edited it down.

                 

                Many people have had much better success doing a clean install of Lion before installing CS5. Or reinstalling InDesign after the Lion upgrade.

                 

                Your hang, however, appears to be related to SING:

                 

                 14 start + 54 (in Adobe InDesign CS5) [0x27a6]
                 14 main + 187 (in Adobe InDesign CS5) [0x288b]
                 14 GetPlugIn + 14282 (in AppFramework) [0xb7384fa]
                 14 ??? (in AppFramework) [0xb712d28]
                 14 GetPlugIn + 246108 (in AppFramework) [0xb770e8c]
                 14 GetPlugIn + 242229 (in AppFramework) [0xb76ff65]
                 14 GetPlugIn + 356223 (in Font Manager) [0x12443b5f]
                 14 TIN_DisposeFont + 1580 (in Font Manager) [0x1246c1dd]
                 14 SINGDLLAccess_EnumerateLocations + 94 (in SING) [0x1250110c]
                 14 SINGDLLAccess_EnumerateLocations + 222 (in SINGCore) [0x1257f098]
                 14 SINGLIB::CatalogOperationContext::CatalogOperationContext(boost::shar ed_ptr<SINGLIB::Context>) + 155 (in SINGCore) [0x125680cd]
                 14 __sem_wait_nocancel + 10 (in libsystem_kernel.dylib) [0x965ebb7a]
                
                


                As such, please follow http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/408/kb408816.html (Can't open or create file | InDesign hangs, freezes)