InDesign CS6 system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1. Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 and CS6 applications also support Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. See the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows 8 support.*
  • 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • 1.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit graphics adapter
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • Some features in Adobe Bridge rely on a DirectX 9–capable graphics adapter with at least 64 MB of VRAM
  • This software will not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

* Learn more about Windows Support

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7. Adobe Creative Suite 5, CS5.5, and CS6 applications support Mac OS X v10.8 or v10.9 when installed on Intel-based systems.**
  • 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • 2.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit graphics adapter
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • This software will not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

* This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services ("Online Services"). Online Services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe's online privacy policy. Online Services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

** Learn more about Mac OS X Mavericks Support.

InDesign CS5.5 system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended); Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1; or Windows 7
  • 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • 1.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Adobe Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services and to validate Subscription Edition (if applicable) on an ongoing basis*

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel® processor
  • Mac OS X v10.5.8 or v10.6
  • 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • 2.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Adobe Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services and to validate Subscription Edition (if applicable) on an ongoing basis*

* Adobe online services, including Adobe CS Live Services, are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms and Adobe's online privacy policy. Online services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

InDesign CS5 system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended); Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1; or Windows 7
  • 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • 1.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services*

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6
  • 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • 2.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; 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)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services*

*This product may allow you to extend its functionality by accessing certain features that are hosted online, including CS Live online services ("Online Services"), provided you have a high-speed Internet connection. The Online Services, and some features thereof, aren't available in all countries, languages, or currencies and can be discontinued in whole or in part without notice. Use of the Online Services is governed by separate terms of use and by the Online Privacy Policy. Access to services sometimes requires user registration. Some Online Services, including services that are initially offered at no charge, may be subject to additional fees and require a separate subscription. For more details and to review the applicable terms of use and Online Privacy Policy, visit www.adobe.com.

InDesign CS4 system requirements

Windows

  • 1.5G Hz or faster processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended) or Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (certified for 32-bit Windows XP and Windows Vista)
  • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • 1.8 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on flash-based storage devices)
  • 1,024 x 768 display (1,280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7 software required for multimedia features
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services*

Windows 7 compatibility

Mac OS

  • PowerPC® G5 or multicore Intel® processor
  • Mac OS X v10.4.11–10.5.4
  • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • 1.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on flash-based storage devices)
  • 1,024 x 768 display (1,280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7 software required for multimedia features
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services*

Snow Leopard compatibility

*This product may allow you to extend its functionality by accessing certain features that are hosted online, including CS Live online services ("Online Services"), provided you have a high-speed Internet connection. The Online Services, and some features thereof, aren't available in all countries, languages, or currencies and can be discontinued in whole or in part without notice. Use of the Online Services is governed by separate terms of use and by the Online Privacy Policy. Access to services sometimes requires user registration. Some Online Services, including services that are initially offered at no charge, may be subject to additional fees and require a separate subscription. For more details and to review the applicable terms of use and Online Privacy Policy, visit www.adobe.com.

InDesign CS3 system requirements

Windows

  • Intel Pentium 4, Intel Centrino, Intel Xeon, or Intel Core Duo (or compatible) processor
  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (certified support for 32-bit editions)
  • 256 MB of RAM (512 MB recommended) for Windows XP; 512 MB (1 GB recommended) for Windows Vista
  • 1.8 GB of available hard-disk space (additional free space required during installation)
  • 1,024 x 768 monitor resolution with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7 software required for multimedia features
  • Internet or phone connection required for product activation
  • Broadband Internet connection required for Adobe Stock Photos* and other services

Mac OS

  • PowerPC G4 or G5 or multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v10.4.810.5 (Leopard)
  • 256 MB of RAM (512 MB recommended) for PowerPC based system; 512 MB (1 GB recommended) for Intel-based system
  • 1.6 GB of available hard-disk space (additional free space required during installation)
  • 1,024 x 768 monitor resolution with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7 software required for multimedia features
  • Internet or phone connection required for product activation
  • Broadband Internet connection required for Adobe Stock Photos* and other services

*Online services, including, but not limited to, Adobe Stock Photos and Adobe Connect, may not be available in all countries, languages, and currencies. Availability of services is subject to change. Use of online services is governed by terms and conditions of a separate agreement and may be subject to additional fees.

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