Anyone aware of a possiblity to download an InDesign CS4 trial?
Thread poster: Jerzy Czopik

Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Jun 10, 2010

Currently I can download only an InDesign CS5 trial. Unfortunately I have missed the opportunity to upgrade to CS4 and now I am left with CS3 and can't open a customers CS4 file.
CS5 is not an option, as InDesign has no direct backward compatibility. Now I urgently need a CS4 trial. Would anyone know if it is still possible to find suc on the Internet? I tried Google of course, but all links for downloading CS4 bring me to Adobe, where just CS5 is offered.

Thanks a million
Best regards
Jerzy


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Joakim Braun  Identity Verified
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Indesign interchange format Jun 10, 2010

That's right, you're hosed. It's my experience as well that once a new CS version is out, it becomes impossible to obtain legal older versions anywhere (or even upgrade to them).

If the Indesign file uses CS4 functionality only, you can try to export the file from CS5 using the "Indesign interchange format", which should be openable in the customer's CS4. (You obviously need to work with your customer to check this out before starting work, though!).


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Found that in the meantime Jun 10, 2010

http://prodesigntools.com/download-adobe-cs4-and-cs3-free-trials-here.html

Adobe says, you can save idml from CS5 and open that in CS4, then save as indd.
The file has been created in CS4, so there shouldn't be any problems, however I cannot check! And this is the major problem. But now I'm downloading the corresponding trials and will use them for this particular job.

Thank you and best regards
Jerzy


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Roberta Anderson  Identity Verified
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similar request on Adobe InDesig forum Jun 10, 2010

Hi Jerzy

check out this thread on Adobe InDesign forums with the same request:
http://forums.adobe.com/message/2844233#2844233

You get directed to this other forum post:
http://forums.adobe.com/message/2729885#2729885

where you will find info about links to trials, published on the blog pages of one of the forum's contributors

Hope this helps,
Roberta


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Thank you! Jun 10, 2010

Great - already downloading them.

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Jerzy


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