When an “Update” Isn’t an Update
A few people I know—well actually it was me—got confused when they looked at their Adobe Creative Cloud desktop manager and saw that the listing for InDesign as well as the other Creative Cloud 2014 applications were listed as “Updates.”
The label “Update” is wrong. Notice the category at top called New Versions. This means that as I am installing Illustrator CC (2014), it will NOT overwrite my copy of Illustrator CC. I will be able to have both versions installed in my Applications folder. Similarly InCopy CC (2014) will not overwrite my version of InCopy CC.
This is vital for InDesign users, as documents created in CC (2014) must be saved as IDML so that InDesign CC can open them. So if I have a student who is using CC and sends me a file to change, I need to open it in CC or save it down as IDML if I open it in CC (2014).
Don’t panic at the “Update” button. It’s an “Install“.