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32-bit indesign CS6 compatibility with macOS High Sierra 10.13.4

Community Beginner ,
Apr 19, 2018

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I updated to macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 on my MacBook Pro 13-inch, 2017.

My ​indesign CS6 which had been working fine up until that point has stopped working.

I have done a clean reinstall twice.

Apparently its an 32-bit app and should still run on this new 64-bit computer but for some reason I get the following report.

It says I am missing a number of plugins.

Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

0   com.adobe.InDesign.Text Panel 0x587085c2 GetPlugIn + 152114

1   com.adobe.InDesign.Text Panel 0x587130b4 GetPlugIn + 195876

2   com.adobe.InDesign.AppFramework 0x5b2019c7 GetPlugIn + 189831

3   com.adobe.InDesign.AppFramework 0x5b2002dc GetPlugIn + 183964

4   com.adobe.InDesign.AppFramework 0x5b1b7d56 0x5b1a9000 + 60758

5   com.adobe.InDesign.AppFramework 0x5b1d6327 GetPlugIn + 12007

Does this mean my indesign CS6 is totally dead as its not compatible with macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 or is there some way of still keeping it alive...

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Correct answer by Derek Cross | Adobe Community Professional

InDesign CS6 is not supported by this OS. If it’s mission critical it would be best to upgrade to InDesign CC2018 (or revert your OS).

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32-bit indesign CS6 compatibility with macOS High Sierra 10.13.4

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Apr 19, 2018

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I updated to macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 on my MacBook Pro 13-inch, 2017.

My ​indesign CS6 which had been working fine up until that point has stopped working.

I have done a clean reinstall twice.

Apparently its an 32-bit app and should still run on this new 64-bit computer but for some reason I get the following report.

It says I am missing a number of plugins.

Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

0   com.adobe.InDesign.Text Panel 0x587085c2 GetPlugIn + 152114

1   com.adobe.InDesign.Text Panel 0x587130b4 GetPlugIn + 195876

2   com.adobe.InDesign.AppFramework 0x5b2019c7 GetPlugIn + 189831

3   com.adobe.InDesign.AppFramework 0x5b2002dc GetPlugIn + 183964

4   com.adobe.InDesign.AppFramework 0x5b1b7d56 0x5b1a9000 + 60758

5   com.adobe.InDesign.AppFramework 0x5b1d6327 GetPlugIn + 12007

Does this mean my indesign CS6 is totally dead as its not compatible with macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 or is there some way of still keeping it alive...

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Correct answer by Derek Cross | Adobe Community Professional

InDesign CS6 is not supported by this OS. If it’s mission critical it would be best to upgrade to InDesign CC2018 (or revert your OS).

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Apr 19, 2018

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InDesign CS6 is not supported by this OS. If it’s mission critical it would be best to upgrade to InDesign CC2018 (or revert your OS).

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 21, 2018

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could it be the Java... I upgraded the day my indesign stopped working?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 21, 2018

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I think you have to downgrade to Java 6.

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Apr 20, 2018

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As Derek says. I hope you made a full system backup before doing that upgrade because going back any other way is going to be very difficult.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 20, 2018

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I have it running without a problem. You have to drop back to the legacy version of Java after the High Sierra install. Here's Apple's Java download page:

Download Java for OS X 2017-001

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 21, 2018

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you may have something there I upgraded my Java to open illustrator CS6 - then my indesign stopped working,,,

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May 03, 2018

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After installing High Sierra 10.13.4 my CS6 became useless. I thought I'd have to pay Adobe monthly through the nose until I ran across your advice to drop back to a legacy Java. This worked like a charm. Everything works again. Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!

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May 15, 2018

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32-bit CS6 InDesign works with High Sierra, though with some minor irritations. It will not work at all once Mac goes over solely to 64-bit. It is disgraceful that Adobe tries to make one go over to subscription-only CC. I for one, and I am sure I am not the only one, want nothing to do with a cloud-based subscription, with which you lose access to your own work if you stop paying the sub. For this reason, in preparation for the future, I have just bought 64-bit non-subscription QuarkXpress, at a roughly half-price offer for such as InDesign users (I think the offer may have just expired – not sure). Although Quark will obviously take some time to get used to after years with InDesign, at first glance, whatever Quark was in the past, it now looks good and relatively intuitive. Personally, I think there is cause for a class action against Adobe for the way they are holding InDesigners to ransom. I also find it disgraceful that it is extremely difficult to find out how, if it is even at all possible, to write a direct complaint to the powers that be at Adobe.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 15, 2018

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Compliants to Adobe: Adobe InDesign Feedback

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Most Valuable Participant ,
May 15, 2018

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There is no one product or business model that works for everyone.

Adobe will NEVER go back to perpetual licenses. Good luck with your move to Quark. They've done some nice things and have a wonder support page on Facebook.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 05, 2018

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Couldn't agree more. As I was having issues logging into Apple ID, I was coerced by Apple into upgrading to High Sierra. The message came up that InDesign CS6 isn't compatible and Font Explorer Pro no longer loads at open. If I wanted to simply upgrade InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat Pro it would cost me over £160 a month. Why Adobe can't tailor a package to suit designers is beyond belief. I certainly don't need Lightroom and all that other shite so why should I pay for it. Total shite.

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Jun 05, 2018

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Not entirely sure how it can be £160 a month when the all apps subscription is under £50 a month inc VAT.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 05, 2018

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I meant if I subscribed individually to those four programs

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Jun 05, 2018

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And in what world would anyone be foolish enough to do that?

You can subscribe to the entire package for a third of what you stated or you can use your full backup to roll back to an earlier working system. You did make a full back up right?

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 05, 2018

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I don’t regard myself as a fool. I’m just making the point that I’m not able to subscribe to the four programs I use unless I take the whole package (and am paying for things I don’t use). I can’t have a customised collection. You can’t roll back from High Sierra.

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Jun 05, 2018

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Bob,

"And in what world would anyone be foolish enough to do that?"

That's a Jersey guy response! Love it.

From W.C. Fields:

It's morally wrong to allow a sucker to keep his money.

No offense to anyone, that's just humor.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Jun 05, 2018

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Just to be clear here. I understand there are people that don’t like the model and won’t subscribe. There are legitimate points of view. Saying it costs three times as much as it does is not among them.

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Jun 05, 2018

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It’s like an all you can eat buffet. You don’t get a refund if you leave some food behind on the counter.

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