There is no Illustrator CS5.5.
Also, I went and checked the Illustrator link information and it is showing Illustrator CS5.
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Still no difference. Illustrator was not updated for CS5.5.
You’re worrying about nothing.
OMG. Bob, what are you doing trolling around the Adobe forums? Please sloth along to somebody else's question, as you have zero to contribute. "You're worrying about nothing" GFY-YFI.
What I'm worring about is that I used to be able to alt double click and edit the original file. Now I can't you FM.
I expect most of the usual members here can supply pertinant info to your problem. I expect none will after your remark.
Well as Bob rightly alludes to, there is no Illustrator CS5.5 - the latest version is CS5.
Take a chill pill.
I'd recommend you reinstall the CS 5.5 suite. Might want to reinstall any sense of politeness too, while you are at, if you happen to have got that software with your system.
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There are two approaches you could use.
Approach Number One:
- In InDesign, select the Illustrator file in Links panel.
- From panel menu, choose Go to Link
- Choose Reveal in Bridge
- In Bridge, choose File > Open With > Adobe Illustrator 5.1.
- Edit the file and save it under a new name.
- Return to InDesign, and Relink to fix the link in the Links panel
Or, you could do what everyone else does, by using Approach Number Two:
- Select the file in Windows Explorer.
- Right-click and choose Open With, designate Illustrator 5.1, and check “Always use the selected program to open this type of file.”
With the time you save by using this shorter approach, craft an apology to Bob, who is one of the most knowledgeable and helpful folks around.
Dear Sterling and Claudia,
Although neither of your suggestions fixed the broken alt+double click feature, I appreciate your taking the time to offer possible solutions. That of course is was what I was hoping to obtain when I posted my question. For now, I will settle for right-clicking, as I don't have the stomach for doing a reinstall of CS.
I'd like to thank everyone for the entertainment value of your posts in response to my flame-out with Bob. The chill pill comment had me laughing out loud. You are unfortunately absolutely right. I simply do not have any patience for the kind of dribble Bob was pawning as help. Sorry. You have to give me credit for trying to fake it at first. I mean I apologized to him for mistakenly identifying my version as 5.5 and not 5.1. But when he goes on babbling about no difference... nothing to worry about... I mean seriously. That gets my skin crawling just re-reading it.
Sorry for pissing everyone off. I'll try to chill out.
You are worrying about nothing though. When you Alt Click to open the file in Illustrator it is opeining in CS5. There is no CS5.5 as you thought there was.
Bob's comment was 100% accurate. And your reply was 100% rude.
You and Bob are correct. There is no CS5.5 (for Illustrator). I sincerely apologize for inflating my latest Illustrator version by 0.4 points. I purchased the "CS5.5 master suite upgrade" and when I look in the CS 5.5 folder I see Illustrator CS5.1. Illustrator 5.5 or 5.1 - either way, I'm referring to the latest version of the software.
I'm not "worrying" about anything. All I wanted was a possible solution that would allow me to once again use the alt+double click to open and edit my Illustrator files in my latest version of Illustrator, not the previous version. Given that I have deactived the previous version, it makes it difficult to edit the file when it asks me to install CS5 again. Even if I hadn't deactivated it, I still would prefer to have the file open in the latest version, considering it had been doing that for the past two months before it suddenly stopped. I'm sorry that I was rude. It's just that "You are worrying about nothing" really isn't something that I can change in my preference setting to enable the alt+double click to work again.
Did you reinstall software recently? Claudia's suggestion generally does no twork on Windows because the last version of any program installed steals the file association, and Windows refuses to acknowledge that any other version exists.
Your issue isn't apparent.
It appears to be a file association problem. You can google File Association yourself for whatever operating system you're on.
I hope you can figure this out. But it's not Bob or myself that is the issue. Please consider that it is you and the operating system and the file associations on your own computer that is the issue.
Nothing Bob or I can say can change how you have your computer setup... is that clear?
It's you and your computer that have the issue. Regardless of any upgrades or instalations!
You at some point instructed the computer to do what it is doing now. At no point did your computer spring artificial inteligience and decide to screw you over.