Download InDesign CS6 with a CC Subscription

Explorer ,
Oct 27, 2017 Oct 27, 2017

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I'd like to download the CS6 version of InDesign so I can open some old PageMaker files, but not on the same computer where I have my CC apps installed. Is this possible? Thanks.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 27, 2017 Oct 27, 2017

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Your copy of Creative Cloud (or InDesign CC) can be installed on two computers. On the second computer, use the Creative Cloud desktop app to install CS6. Click at the far right of the InDesign name and from the menu choose Other Versions, then choose CS 6.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 28, 2017 Oct 28, 2017

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Good luck. If you need any help with conversion issues, drop me a line here. I have lots of experience with this exact scenario.

(I also have a working verison of PM6.5Mac and 7.0PC)

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New Here ,
Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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Hi Brad, I was hoping you might be able to help me...

I recently purchased an iMac that runs Sierra 10.12.6 and didn't realize I couldn't upgrade to a newer version! Adobe sent me a link to download CS6, but of course it doesnt work because I guess it's been discontinued? Is there a way to upgrade my OS somehow or somewhere where I can get Illustrator CS6 & Photoshop?

 

Thanks so much for your time!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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There is no reputable source for CS6 applications. It's highly unlikely they will run on modern Mac operating systems. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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I think ProDesignTools counts as reputable. 

https://prodesigntools.com/adobe-cs6-direct-download-links.html

 

However, your second point about running on current Mac OS is correct. 

David Creamer
Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Certified Professional, and Adobe Certified Expert (since 1995)

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 18, 2022 Feb 18, 2022

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Sorry, David, I hadn't heard the Pro Design Tools site mentioned for a couple years, and never had to use them. I didn't really the site was still up for downloads.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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Sierra should work. I've had CS6 on El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra and Mojave with no issues.

What do you mean, the link doesn't work? The downloads from prodesign tools for the CS6 suites are still active (just checked) and are legit from Adobe and should work to install, but since these were the pre-CC versions, you will need to do some extra finagling to have it activate under CC using the offline activation routine. I forget offhand what the procedure is but it can be done.

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New Here ,
Feb 18, 2022 Feb 18, 2022

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Thanks for the help! Just downloaded CS6 from Protools but keep getting the following error. Tried to uninstall and reinstall CC desktop app but still, no go. You mentioned an offline activation procedure?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 19, 2022 Feb 19, 2022

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I suspect the CS6 installer will only work if you have a license number since Adobe stopped offering it as part of a CC subscription.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 19, 2022 Feb 19, 2022

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And this serial doesn't need to have activation (TLP licensing). 

 

 

Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 19, 2022 Feb 19, 2022

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I was able to install CS6 as part of my CC subscription. It showed up in the CC app and worked properly.  However, I started my CC subscription with CS6, so I don't know if it would work if someone started with a newer version, say CC 2015. Your mileage may vary.

 

(This was on Windows, it won't work on the newest Mac OS versions.)

David Creamer
Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Certified Professional, and Adobe Certified Expert (since 1995)

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Feb 19, 2022 Feb 19, 2022

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Thanks so much for the info! The highest OS version I can run on my computer is Sierra. My CC subscription (2022) isn't compatible with my operating system. I downloaded CS6 because it's compatible with Sierra, but it still won't install. I think my CC desktop app is the problem. I'm going to uninstall CC app and then try to install CS6. Maybe it will work?

Thanks!
Heather VanBenschoten

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 19, 2022 Feb 19, 2022

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Doubtful that you're going to get this to work. That computer is way too old if you can't go past Sierra.

It's time to move on.

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Feb 18, 2022 Feb 18, 2022

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I recently purchased an iMac that runs Sierra 10.12.6 and didn't realize I couldn't upgrade to a newer version!

How old is that thing that you can't upgrade the O/S beyond 10.12?

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Explorer ,
Oct 31, 2017 Oct 31, 2017

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Thanks for your reply! I, too, have a currently uninstalled copy of PM, either 6.5 or 7.0, for windows. Would there be any advantage that you know of to installing it (on XP OS or later) to facilitate transformation of PM files to ID?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 31, 2017 Oct 31, 2017

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Maybe! Back in the "old days", Pagemaker normally saved files in a quick format (simply doing a "Save") that would just "tack on" any changes you've done in the files as you worked on it. Consequently the file would get larger and larger. When you did a "Save As", the file would be competely resaved and compacted, making it less prone to corruption. I had some success converting troublesome PM files to ID by doing this since I had PM still around on a machine.

The other big help to having PM around is to correct any link issues before you convert, particularly OLE objects (if you were working on a PC).

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New Here ,
Feb 09, 2020 Feb 09, 2020

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Well I know this is 2 years later...... BUT I am trying to do the same thing and I only have the  option of downloading back to InDesign 14.0.3??  How can I open my old Pagemaker files?????

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 10, 2020 Feb 10, 2020

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Hi Steve,

best find someone who has InDesign CS6 ( perpetual version! ) or a version below installed and would do the conversion for you. The policy of available versions of apps in Creative Cloud has changed. More on this here:

https://prodesigntools.com/adobe-limits-software-downloads.html

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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Ask Russian community here - https://forum.rudtp.ru/threads/zaprosy-na-ponizhenie-versii-indesign-indd-to-idml-indd-to-inx.44870/ - there are many guys with perpetual CS6 who's can help you with it. 

 

(You can write in English on this forum too, don't worry)

 

Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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