Browsing articles from "May, 2011"

Documents created with InDesign CS 5.5 and down-saving

May 4, 2011

Adobe have released Creative Suite 5.5, the mid cycle release that is focused on delivering Digital Publishing solutions.

InDesign Documents created with the new InDesign CS5.5 are not compatible with earlier versions of InDesign, this includes InDesign CS5. If you try and open an InDesign CS5.5 Document with InDesign CS5 you will get the error ‘Cannot open “filename.indd”. Please upgrade your plug-ins to their latest versions, or upgrade to the latest version of Adobe InDesign.’.

You can however Export the InDesign CS5.5 Document to the InDesign Markup (IDML) format that InDesign CS5 and InDesign CS4 will be able to open. From the ‘File’ menu in InDesign CS5.5 go down to ‘Export…’ then from the pull-down menu select ‘InDesign Markup (IDML)’ and Save your file. The exported file will have the .idml file extension that you can open in InDesign CS5 or CS4. If you have used any InDesign CS5.5 specific features in your document they are unlikely to translate to any earlier version.

Fast new iMacs with Thunderbolt technology

May 4, 2011
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Apple have updated the iMac overnight. The new and improved iMac now features quad-core processors across the range using the same Intel Sandy Bridge architecture as the new MacBook Pros. These new iMacs will be ‘properly fast’, offering great performance and value.

Another feature added to the iMac is the new Thunderbolt technology, a speedy replacement for firewire offering up a 10Gbps channel for transferring data up to 12 times faster than FireWire 800. The 21.5-inch iMac comes with 1 Thunderbolt port, the 27-inch comes with 2 Thunderbolt ports. Because Thunderbolt doubles up as a display port in addition to a high speed data port you can now connect up two external displays to the 27-inch iMac. Thunderbolt will be very interesting once Thunderbolt capable devices come onto the market.

More info here.