Hello, I currently have CS4 at work and on my personal laptop. I'd like to upgrade to CS5 but it's no longer available to purchase--you have to buy CS5.5. That is fine, but can I save CS5.5 files down to CS4 compatible files using the IDML export option? This is crucial as to whether or not I purchase the new software. Any advice would be great. Thank you!
I have successfully exported files from CS5.5 to IDML and opened them with CS4 (without stepping through CS5).
However, you should be aware that any new features in CS5 / CS5.5 will not be carried back to CS4.
It has been stated in several similar posts by other users that this workflow is not recommended.
.idml from CS5.5 is readable in CS4, with all the usual caveats about new unsupported features and text reflow.
Thanks so much. I think I have to try it out