For the latest system requirements visit http://www.adobe.com/go/illustrator_systemreqs
For detailed instructions on installation, visit the installation page http://www.adobe.com/go/cs_install_instruct_en
Creative Suite 6 trials are "try and buy", allowing you to evaluate individual products or editions and then convert the installed trial to a full version. You can convert from a trial to a full version at any time by either purchasing a copy of the product or signing up for a subscription. If you purchase a copy, enter its serial number in the product screen where prompted. If you purchase a subscription, you are required to be online and to log-in with an Adobe ID to start using your full version.
You must accept the license agreement and warranty terms to use this product. Visit www.adobe.com/go/eulas for details. This product will not function without mandatory activation and registration via the Internet. Phone activation is not available. See www.adobe.com/go/activation for details.
Adobe’s single user license allows installation of a single product license on two machines (such as one work machine and one home machine) provided the software is used by the same individual and not concurrently on both machines.
Note: If you want to install the product on a third computer, you must first deactivate the software on one computer. To deactivate, choose Help > Deactivate.
The Creative Suite 6 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 will uninstall the older versions, and save them to a new directory. Learn more at http://www.adobe.com/type/browser/landing/creativesuite/creativesuite6.html
Fonts installed with the Adobe product are also on your installer DVD. If you downloaded your software, look in the separate product content file.
Find out how to install additional fonts http://www.adobe.com/go/learn_fontinstall_en
Please refer to Adobe Support http://www.adobe.com/go/customer_support for late-breaking information and known issues for all Creative Suite 6 applications.
The Save For Web dialog box has been streamlined in CS6. As a result SWF, SVG and WBMP formats are no longer supported from this dialog box. The option to export HTML along with images has also been removed.
CS6 includes the new Pantone Plus ® Series Color Libraries. These are the latest libraries from Pantone and have some differences from earlier Pantone libraries. This can have an impact on opening some files containing colors from older Pantone Color Libraries.
Details and recommendations:
See, Pantone Plus FAQs.
There is a new tracing feature in Illustrator CS6 called Image Trace, which replaces the former Live Trace feature. There can be issues around opening Tracing objects from legacy files (CS5 and below).
For best results, expand your traced art before opening the file in CS6.
Major architectural improvements have been made in Illustrator CS6. As a result, only plugins specifically created for CS6 are compatible with this version of Illustrator.
Contact your plugin provider for updated versions of the plugin. If Illustrator freezes or crashes frequently, scan the Illustrator plug in folder and remove them.
Make sure you have installed the latest CS6 compatible drivers and plug-ins from Wacom. Adobe Illustrator CS6 crashes on launch if Wacom Inkling software/plugin is installed. This happens due to the incompatibly of older plugins with Illustrator CS6.
Delete wacexportfile.aip file from the Adobe Illustrator CS6 plugin folder, to start Illustrator successfully.
In order to support the display of all characters of the Chinese standard GB18030 on Windows XP systems, Adobe recommends the installation of the Microsoft GB18030 Support Package. This support package will update an XP system with, among other things, fonts and input-method-editors (IMEs) to correctly support GB18030. The support package is available as a download from the Microsoft website. (#BG061690)
SetNewUIfont and ClearNewUIfont for GB18030-2005 standard support
On Microsoft® Windows® XP, set the registry to enable 4-byte GB18030-2005 characters in the UI by running the registry script file " EnableGB18030.reg". This will only affect UI in Illustrator and not your OS. The registry script is an optional procedure and doesn’t need to be run unless there is a need to display 4-byte characters in the UI.
Note: This workaround will not work for the dialogs managed by the operating system (i.e. Open, Save...etc).
To set the UI font to enable 4-byte GB18030-2005 characters:
To revert the UI font to original settings:
NOTE: The registry script is created to display GB18030 standard 4-byte characters in Illustrator UI, and should be run on native Simplified Chinese Win XP.
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