We are thinking of upgrading from InDesign 5.0 to InDesign 5.5 and wanted to double check some information.
As I understand it, if we upgrade, the installer installs version 5.5 and the 5.0 version still remains (i.e. it doesn't write over or eliminate the older version)
Does that mean I can still use the InDesign 5.0 version if necessary or does installing InDesign 5.5 render the 5.0 version inactive?
Just want to make sure of what we are getting ourselves into as far as compatibility and workflow.
Thank you for your input.
Correct on all counts. Leave CS5 in place in case you need to provide files to someone still working in that version.
Good to know. I was thinking that when buying an upgrade, the licence of the previous version were transfered to the new one and, the previous version became "illegal" to use.
The license is transferred but there is an unspecified transition period during which you may continue to use older versions. The fact that you have clients with the older version means you’re still in a transition period.
I still have CS3, CS4, C5 in addition to CS5.5 installed.