How to open an Illustrator CS6 document in Illustrator CS5?
When I open an Adobe Illustrator CS6 document with the previous version, CS5, I get the error:
Created with a newer version of Illustrator
and can't use the file.
Is there a way around this?
If you still have access to CS6 (the higher version of both) you can simply go to File > Save As and save it downwards, that's possible in all Versions of Illustrator. It appears the standard Save As Dialog where you can set your Version. In your case click the Drop Down and select CS5 like:
Install a virtual machine with CS6 evaluation. Edit, ungroup, whatever, save as CS5. Freeze VM for the next time.