And yet.... I can assure that that file has been opened and saved in a later version of InDesign than you are trying to open it with. Just accept that and the rest will be easier. What version do you have, CS3?
i have CS5. LIKE i said, i have only opened it on MY computer using ONLY cs5. i dont understand how it could have been opened and saved in a later version when the file has only been in my hands the whole time and i only have ONE version on my computer. do you see my confusion? haha
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I do see your confusion! But that file is definitely a CS5.5 one....
You could download a CS5.5 trial, install it, open it in that, export it to idml, then open that in CS5, or you could ask someone on here to convert it for you as a favour, I'm sure someone will. I don't have CS5.5 myself so can't.
can you ellaborate on what idml is? and if i do end up doing all that and opening that kind of file in my indesign, can i still make edits?
idml is the file format that you use to go between versions of InDesign (from CS5 on anyway).
Once you have opened that file in 5.5 and exported to idml you will be able to open it in CS5 and save it as a CS5 document, it will be back to normal. Bear in mind that some text may reflow and there is a slight chance that something might go slightly screwy.
Once you've done that (assuming you do get a trial of CS5.5) uninstall it straight away to avoid doing this again!
Can you post that file somewhere? I'll be happy to save it back for you.
If it's less than 18 megs you can email it to me.
Getting late here. I'll do it first thing in the morning.
Bob (bob AT theindesignguy DOT com)
i will download the trial version! thank you for explaining it and being helpful.
bob- I actually need to edit the file and send it to my internship advisors in the morning for review, so it will have to get done tonight. thank you so much for offering though!