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

    Will InDesign CS5 Work On New Apple OS?

    terminallyconfused

      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)