Saving InDesign CS4 files to be read by CS1

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by stlredbird, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. stlredbird macrumors 6502

    stlredbird

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    So here's my problem. My personal MacbookPro has CS4 while my mac at work only has CS1 (I keep begging for an upgrade). I would like to be able to work on my laptop on certain projects for various reasons but I need to be able to export my InDesign files in a format that InDesign CS1 can read and edit normally so if for any reason i don't have my laptop or leave the company the files can be opened using my work computer.

    So is there a way to save or export in CS4 to a legacy CS1 format?

    Thanks
     
  2. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

    MAC-PRO-DEMON

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    I don't have a large knowledge of InDesign... but..... I know in photoshop cs4.. that when you save... it comes up with compatibility mode box....

    I have just discovered... that if you export the file as a .INX (InDesign CS3 Interchange) you can open it in any version.....

    Just go to file, export and then set the settings the same as in my screenshot...
     

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  3. Busy Bee macrumors Demi-God

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    Unfortunately not. Just as QuarkXpress does, you can only save as/export one version down. To go from InDesign CS4 back to a CS file means a tedious and error-prone round trip down through opening the files in different versions of InDesign, at the end of which, the file will lose a number of editable options as well as being potentially unstable.

    This is why I keep active versions of certain apps around, so that I can work with others working with older versions of apps... although I've never had to work with anyone still using InDesign CS(1).

    stlredbird: By not upgrading a piece of software that is almost ten years old, your company is wasting your time and productivity. Failing that, get InDesign CS on your Mac; it has no product activation.
     
  4. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

    MAC-PRO-DEMON

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    I'm sorry... but your wrong!!!

    I just tried it... on my powerbook which is running CS1.... it worked fine... although saying that... the document was only text!!!

    You do however... have to be running CS1 Version 4 or above or it like doesn't work!!
     
  5. Busy Bee macrumors Demi-God

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    This is not a usable file and your advice is incoherent. I rest my case.
     
  6. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

    MAC-PRO-DEMON

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    I am afraid that seeing as this person is Bering so rude, and mocking my advise... I may not be very knowledgable of InDesign, but that does no way mean that I would post wrong advice, I do not believe In conversing with people who do not apreciate other peoples ideas, I am happy to give advice to people to get them to the end of their woes... I am just insulted and amazed, that there are people like you on macrumors...

    I rest my case, and I hope never to hear from you again...
     

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