12 Feb 2008
So theÂ officeÂ I work in switched over to CS3, kind of. I think I’m pretty much the only hold out, still working in OSX 10.4 with Adobe CS2. I’m not anti-Adobe, anti-Apple or anything like that, quite the opposite. I’m just really stinkin busy, leaving me little time to upgrade my OS and the majority of the applications I use daily (and install that copy of Parallels that’s been sitting on my desk). Additionally I’m not interested in being another person in the office constantly yelling “Crap, Adobe [Insert application here] Â CS3 just crashed again!”Â This stance has posed a dilemma which we’d successfully avoided until now. That problem being, “How can we get InDesign CS2 and InDesign CS3 to work together?”Â Â I finally found theÂ answerÂ today. It’s as simple as this.
- Â Open up your InDesign CS3 document in InDesign CS3.
- Go to Â File > Export and select theÂ InDesign Interchange Option to save a new version of the file.
- Finally, open the newly created document in InDesign CS2 and voilÃ , crisis averted.
So I’ll be using this technique to avoid catastrophe until I find time to make the switch.
Update: In July I finally upgraded to OSX 10.5 and it was definitely worth it. The upgrading process was quicker than I expected, and it didn’t mess up too many of my preferences. I’m still working in CS2 and probably will be until we upgrade to CS4.