Welcome to Adobe® InDesign® CS5.5. This document contains late-breaking product information, updates, and troubleshooting tips not covered in the InDesign documentation.
For updates to system requirements, visit www.adobe.com/go/indesign_systemreqs
For CS Live system requirements, visit www.adobe.com/go/cslive_requirements
1. Before you install, close all applications currently running on your system—including other Adobe applications, Microsoft Office applications, and browser windows. It is also recommended to temporarily turn off virus protection during the installation process.
2. You must have administrative privileges or be able to validate as an administrator.
3. Do one of the following:
4. If you are installing as an upgrade, the installer checks your system to find the valid upgrade product. If it cannot find it, it asks you to input the serial number of the product being upgraded. You can also install the software in trial, then input your new and previous serial numbers in the serialization screen shown during launch.
5. If you are installing InDesign CS5.5 Subscription Edition software, you need to be connected to the Internet. The installer will prompt you if it detects that you are offline. An Adobe ID is required to purchase a subscription. If for some reason, you cannot connect to the Internet, you can install the trail version of the software and input your subscription serial number and Adobe ID during installation. For more information about your subscription software, go to www.adobe.com/go/subscription_learnmore.
6. For additional installation help, go to www.adobe.com/go/cs5install/.
For more detailed information about troubleshooting your installation, go to http://www.adobe.com/support/loganalyzer/.
Note:To install additional components or reinstall your software after your original installation, you will need access to the original installer (CD, DVD, or the download from the web). Repair is not an available option.
Note: If you want to install the product on a different computer, first deactivate the software on your computer. To deactivate, choose Help > Deactivate.
Creative Suite 5.5 trials are "try and buy," meaning you can evaluate individual products or editions of Creative Suite 5.5 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.
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 trial period or after the trial ends. If you purchased InDesign CS5.5 Subscription Edition, you need to be connected to the Internet and are required to enter an Adobe ID when prompted.
Creating or entering an Adobe ID registers your software and sets up access to Adobe CS Live online services. To take advantage of your complimentary subscription of CS Live services, and get up-to-date product information, training, newsletters, and invitations to Adobe events and seminars, you must register your product. If you purchased InDesign CS5.5 Subscription Edition on the Adobe Store, your product is already registered and you already have access to Adobe CS Live online services.
To learn more about CS Live online services, visit www.adobe.com/go/cslive_ps.
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 InDesign CS5.5 installer installs fonts into a default system font directory. If the installer finds older versions of these fonts in the default system font directory, it uninstalls 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 are 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 also contains a file named "Read Me.html" which lists the saved fonts, and the version numbers of the new and old font files.
You can reinstall the older fonts by deleting the new font files from the default system font directory, and moving the old files back into that directory.
There are additional fonts on the installation disc. For information on installing these fonts, see http://www.adobe.com/go/learn_fontinstall_en.
Adobe Customer Service provides assistance with product information, sales, registration, and other non-technical issues. To find out how to contact Adobe Customer Service, visit Adobe.com for your region or country and click 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 click GO. An alternate method is to click Change beside the country name at the top of the screen to select 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 to provide you with flexible options for resolving issues as fast as possible.
If you are having any issues with installing or uninstalling any of your Creative Suite 5.5 applications, try restarting your system before contacting Support. For additional installation help, go to www.adobe.com/go/cs5install/.
For complete Help plus community-based instruction, inspiration, and support, go to www.adobe.com/go/learn_InDesign_support_en.
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