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I can't advise you on 3D, but you should really have done some basic browsing at Adobe's web site and come to this page: http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/buying-guide.html?promoid=JOVXI (or one of its many variants).
Is there a best time to buy? Well, if you can still find someone selling CS5, it's probably a decent time to buy it since Adobe has announced it will be eligible for upgrade pricing to CS6. Though CS5.5 is the current version and much much easier to find. Typically Amazon has reasonable prices on the packages, slightly less than the Adobe store--just be wary of 3rd party sellers.
I suppose there will likely be a limited window after CS6 gets announced where may be entiteld to a free upgrade if you purchased CS5.5 during that window -- at least that has been the case in the past. But trying to predict it may be difficult, and CS6 isn't expected until April/May at the earliest, if one guesses based on CS5 and CS5.5 release dates.
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Acrobat 3D was discontinued when Adobe brought out the current version of Acrobat: Acrobat X. I would go to the Adobe web page about Acrobat to learn more.
John's buying advice for the Creative Suite is good.
Thank you so much. For some reason I am having a hard time finding my previous posts and you had been helpful in the past on this topic. Unfortunately I could not find the post.
I have to admit I have also been having trouble with the Indesign/CS terminilogy/designations but am I correct in gathering that I would be safe in going with CS5.5 - assuming that I pretty much need to make the move to CS5.5 and the only thing I would be missing would be whether I get a free upgrade to 6, is that right?
Also, pricing at the mac store or elsewhere on the web is going to be the same...?
Thank you. I need to do this here in a matter of weeks.
Can I please just ask you to confirm my understanding that Acrobat comes with the creative suite and that the 3D capabilities of this software come with this version of Acrobat?
I am sort of floundering a bit with all the Adobe Products and I am also on a Mac which somehow seems to have complicated this for me a bit.
The current version of Creative Suite includes Acrobat X which does NOT have Acrobat 3D capabilities. I think it can read previously created 3D files but cannot create them, as I understand it. As usual, it's better to ask on the Acrobat forum where you can get a better answer. I never had any reason to use Acrobat 3D, and now its gone.
thanks steve. god i found this all very confusing...
I am lost again on these Adobe Forums. Can you bail me out here?
I am trying to post a question to the Photoshop Forum and I can't seem to find out where to activate a new post. I'm logged in and I am feeling like a dope for not finding this. Does this at least look like the right page??