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IDML converter without having Indesign CC

Explorer ,
Mar 16, 2019 Mar 16, 2019

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Isn't there a way to convert, per example in my case, Adobe CC files into IDML for my CS6 softwares ? I even have a IDML file done on another account so I could open it in my CS6 account wich I cannot open at all even if its an IDML. And I can open this exact IDML on an cc account.

It's really not helpful and really badly done to face these issues. It really is an handicap.

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Community Expert ,
Mar 16, 2019 Mar 16, 2019

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Discussion successfully moved from Adobe Creative Cloud to InDesign

IDML is very helpful as it allows you to pass Indesign files down to older versions. However, this should be done in the original version (or higher) that saved the file. There is no way to get a different program creating an IDML file to be read in by a lower Indesign version.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Explorer ,
Mar 16, 2019 Mar 16, 2019

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If I really cannot read an IDML on my cs6 account while I can read this same file on a cc account, what does it mean ?

I have a mac cs6 software and I made this IDML on windows, could it be because of that ?

Thank you

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Community Expert ,
Mar 16, 2019 Mar 16, 2019

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OS and versions do play no role here-in. They are all compatible to each others files for as long as the software runs on your system.

If you have a correctly written idml file, Indesign CS6 will read it.

What message do you get?

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Explorer ,
Mar 16, 2019 Mar 16, 2019

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It sort of quit :Unexpectedly quit. A crash raport has been generated...

And as I said, I can open this exact file on the cc account where I've created it.

Thanks for your answers

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Explorer ,
Mar 16, 2019 Mar 16, 2019

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I've recently had to made adobe support reinstall my cs6 files because I unsubscribe from my cc account and it makes my cs6 disappear... Is it because the installation went wrong? They use the adobe cc cleaner and I don't know what could have happened...

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Engaged ,
Mar 17, 2019 Mar 17, 2019

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Yes, there is with our tool, Markztools2. It is a stand-alone application on the Mac and works like this:

Down Save #InDesign #CC2019 - NEW MarkzTools2 - YouTube

You can turn any .indd file into IDML. Effectively an InDesign to InDesign converter!

Friendly Regards,

David Dilling

Markzware

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New Here ,
Jul 25, 2023 Jul 25, 2023

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Well this doesnt seem helpful at all. Why pay a ton of money for your tool when I can just buy the most up to date InDesign version for the same price?

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New Here ,
Feb 17, 2024 Feb 17, 2024

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Download the free version of Viva Designer and drag and drop your INDD file and export as IDML

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Community Expert ,
Feb 17, 2024 Feb 17, 2024

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Viva designer is not freeware - you can get a trial - personal or commercial usage.

You can do the same with Adobe for roughly the same pricing. 

Free trial to convert to your files to IDML. 
Or monthly/yearly subscription and cancel when you want.

 

Just get the free trial of Adobe and pay for a month subscription when you need it.... 

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