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    How Can You Convert an InDesign CS5 file to CS3?

    have made a catolog using InDesign CS5, but the typographer has CS3 version, how can I convert CS5 file in CS3? Thank you

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    In two steps.
    1. Export your publication to *.idml from CS5 and open it in CS4
    2. Export to *.inx from CS4 and open in CS3

    I can help you if you need. Send me *.indd file without links and fonts, and i will return you *.inx or *.indd re-saved in CS3.

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    Thank ... I need this tips too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamman View Post
    In two steps.
    Is it necessary to use CS4? Is there some way to convert CS5 files to CS3 in one step?

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    No way to one-step conversion.
    idml was improved in CS4, early versions does not know them.

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    I say every time big thank you to Adobe for pushing my time to convert back from CS5 to CS3. We do not have CS4, only CS5 and CS3, so we have to send the AW's to one of our costumer who has CS4...

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    Do the documents converted to CS3 were working correctly?
    Because I did some tests and there were troubles with some objects.

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    peto31
    You’re right.
    Correct downgrading of your source publication depends to layout complexity and InDesign features usage.
    For example, CS3 does not support Nested Styles. So, if you try to downgrade publication with this feature, you will lose them.

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    i really need to do this my client needs the design in CS3 is there another way to do this??

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    The process to convert CS4 or 5 to CS3 is the same for both Mac and Win.

    But be careful about features that are found only in CS4 and 5..theymay not be interpreted correctly.

    In my experience so far, transparency and overprint commands sometimes produced the wrong results when downgraded to CS3.

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    As the answers above are all correct, but there is always a problem when converting file indesign from cs5->cs3, or i can say it's hopeless. I reckon just export to pdf file, then people using it can edit the file by illustrator.

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    Why stay on CS5? Upgrade to Indesign CS6 and save as IDML format that can be use it from CS4 or later. From CS4 you can downgrade to CS3.

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    I used to do catalogs too, and as in your case, the printers didn't have the latest InDesign version that I had. So, as others have suggested, I would save the file as IDML. Since this was a few years ago, I don't remember all the details, but I think that sometimes the original and IDML files looked different in some respects. Oh, and make sure you give the photos too to the typographer. :) Also, I would let him do the export to 4-color PDF since he knows exactly what settings to choose.

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    unfortunately way:
    cs5 export .idml to open in cs4
    cs4 export .inx to open in cs3

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    thank you

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