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How to open an Illustrator CS6 document in Illustrator CS5?


Question

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?

2015/01/14
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1/14/2015 4:52:00 PM

Accepted Answer

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:

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2015/04/17
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4/17/2015 10:05:00 AM

Install a virtual machine with CS6 evaluation. Edit, ungroup, whatever, save as CS5. Freeze VM for the next time.

2015/06/30