Adobe Flash Catalyst Read Me

Minimum system requirements 

 Windows®

  •  Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  •  Microsoft® Windows XP, Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1, or Windows 7
  •  1GB of RAM (2GB recommended)
  • 1GB of available hard-disk space for installation (1.5 GB recommended); additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Java™ Runtime Environment 1.5 (32 bit) or 1.6
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

Mac OS

  •  Intel® processor
  •  Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended)
  •  1GB of available hard-disk space for installation (1.5 GB recommended); additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.5 or 1.6
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

Install your software 

  1. Prior to installing, uninstall any prerelease versions of Flash Catalyst CS5.5
  2.  Before you install close all applications currently running on your system—including other Adobe applications, Microsoft Office applications, and browsers.  
  3. You must have administrative privileges or be able to validate as an administrator. 

 

Windows: 

  • Insert the DVD in your drive and follow the on-screen instructions. If the installer does not launch automatically, navigate to the Flash Catalyst CS5.5 folder found at the root level on the DVD and double-click Set-up.exe to start the installation process.

     

  • If you downloaded the software from the web, the installer will self-extract and launch automatically.  If the installer does not launch automatically, navigate to the Flash Catalyst CS5.5 folder, double-click Set-up.exe, and then follow the on-screen instructions.

Mac: 

  • Insert the DVD in your drive, navigate to the application folder found at the root level on your disk, double-click Install.app, and then follow the on-screen instructions.   

     

  • If you downloaded the software from the web, navigate to the application folder, double-click Install.app, and then follow the on-screen instructions.

    For additional Flash Catalyst CS5.5 installation help, go to  Flash Catalyst CS 5.5 Known Issues

Uninstall your software

  1. Before you uninstall, close all applications currently running on your system—including other Adobe applications, Microsoft Office applications, and browsers. 
  2. Do one of the following: 
    • In Windows XP, open the Windows Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs. Select the product that you want to uninstall, click Remove, and then follow the on-screen instructions. 
    • In Windows Vista and Windows 7, open the Windows Control Panel and double-click Programs and Features. Select the product that you want to uninstall, click Uninstall, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
    • IMPORTANT: Mac OS has new uninstall functionality. DO NOT drag applications to the trash to uninstall them. To safely uninstall on Mac OS X double-click the product installer in Applications/Utilities/Adobe Installers or double-click  the Uninstall alias located in the Application folder.  Select Remove Preferences, then Authenticate as an Administrator and follow the on-screen instructions.

Note: If you want to install the product on a different computer, you must first deactivate the software on your computer. To deactivate, choose Help > Deactivate. 

Converting Flash Catalyst CS5.5 trial software to a purchased version

 

Creative Suite 5.5 trials are "try and buy," meaning you can evaluate individual products or editions of Creative Suite 5 and then convert the installed trial to a full version by purchasing the product and entering the serial number at any time during or after the trial period.  

 If you have tried Flash Catalyst 5.5 as an individual product, you can either convert that directly or convert it to one of the Creative Suite 5.5 editions that contains Flash Catalyst 5.5. Alternatively, if you tried an edition of Creative Suite 5.5 but decide to buy Flash Catalyst 5.5 as an individual component that is part of that edition, you can simply enter the serial number for the purchased Flash Catalyst 5.5 software to convert your trial to the individual Flash Catalyst 5.5 product.

 

To convert your trial, enter the serial number from your purchase into the product screen that counts down the remaining days in the trial. You can enter a serial number to convert the trial at any time during the 60-day trial period or after the trial ends.

Volume licensing 

Adobe Volume Licensing customers can also convert trials by simply entering a valid license serial number. Contact your reseller or authorized Adobe License Center to place a volume licensing order. To find a reseller in your area, go to http://partners.adobe.com/resellerfinder/na/reseller.jsp

 

Electronic licensing

You must accept the license agreement and warranty terms to use this product.  See www.adobe.com/go/eulas for details. This product may automatically attempt to activate over the Internet. See www.adobe.com/go/activation for details.

 

Registration information

Creating an Adobe ID registers your software. Please register to get up-to-date product information, training, newsletters, and invitations to Adobe events and seminars.

 

Font installation

All font related documentation is online.  Visit http://www.adobe.com/type/browser/landing/creativesuite/creativesuite5.html to find our OpenType User Guide, OpenType ReadMe, links to font specific readmes, listings of fonts installed by the different CS5.5 products, and listings of fonts included on DVD for each of the CS5.5 products.

The Flash Catalyst CS5.5 installer installs fonts into a default system font directory. Many of these fonts are newer versions of fonts installed by previous editions of Creative Suite 4. If the installer finds older versions of these fonts in the default system font directory, it will uninstall the older versions, and save them to a new directory.  The default system font directory is:

  •     Apple Macintosh:  <System Disk>/Library/Fonts
  •     Windows: <System Disk>:\Windows\Fonts

The older fonts will be saved in the new directory:

  •     Apple Macintosh:  <System Disk>/Library/Application Support/Adobe/SavedFonts/current
  •     Windows: <System Disk>:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\SavedFonts\current

This new directory will also contain a file named "Read Me.html" which lists the saved fonts, and the version numbers of the new and old font files.

You can re-install the older fonts by deleting the new font files from the default system font directory, and moving the old files back into that directory.

 

Known issues

For a list of known issues, go to Flash Catalyst CS 5.5 Known Issues

 

Customer care

Adobe Customer Service provides assistance with product information, sales, registration, and other non-technical issues. To find out how to contact Adobe Customer Service, please visit Adobe.com for your region or country and click on Contact.

Support plan options and technical resources 

If you require technical assistance for your product, including information on complimentary and fee-based support plans and troubleshooting resources, more information is available at http://www.adobe.com/go/support/.  

Outside of North America, go to http://www.adobe.com/go/intlsupport/, click the drop down menu under the question “Need a different country or region?”, choose a different country or region, then select go.  An alternate method is to select Change beside the country name at the top of the screen choose a different country or region.

Free troubleshooting resources include Adobe’s support knowledgebase, Adobe user-to-user forums, Adobe Support Advisor and more.  We are continually making additional tools and information available online in order to provide you with flexible options for resolving issues as fast as possible.

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