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InDesign CS6 8.0.2 Bug Update Released

There has been some debate about whether, now that InDesign CC has been released, there would be any more updates to InDesign CS6. InDesign CS6 is still available for purchase with a perpetual license, and it can be downloaded if you have a subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud.

Today, September 30, 2013, the question was answered: Adobe released a bug fix update which it recommends to all CS6 users. The short description of fixes reads: “InDesign CS6 8.0.2 update provides key fixes for PDF export, EPUB export, IDML and other areas. It is recommended for all users.” Here is a link to the release notes with more details.

You can download the update in one of three ways: (1) from Help > Updates in InDesign CS6; (2) from the Creative Cloud Desktop (CCD) application if you’re an Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber; or (3) from the InDesign downloads page at the Adobe website. (Tip: If you don’t see it in CCD, quit the application and relaunch to force it to check more than every 24 hours.)

Steve Werner

Steve Werner

Steve Werner is a trainer, consultant, and co-author (with David Blatner and Christopher Smith) of InDesign for QuarkXPress Users and Moving to InDesign. He has worked in the graphic arts industry for more than 20 years and was the training manager for ten years at Rapid Lasergraphics. He has taught computer graphics classes since 1988.
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11 Comments on “InDesign CS6 8.0.2 Bug Update Released

  1. Having read that the update was available, I looked under the Help menu of InDesign CS6 and, for some weird reason, “Updates” was greyed out.

    So I launched Adobe Application Manager and the update was listed there and downloaded as usual. Now “Updates” is no longer greyed out. Weird!

  2. I currently have InDesign CS6 8.0.1 but when I select Help > Updates the 8.0.2 update doesn’t show up. Any ideas why?

  3. The automatic updating mechanism has never been perfect. Fortunately, there are multiple ways of getting the update.

  4. Hi, I have the same question if someone could advise please… do I need to install 8.0.1 before I install 8.0.2 or is the 8.0.2 update a cumulative update?

  5. In our office, we have 2 cloud subscribers and 2 perpetual license holders running InDesign CS6.
    We are currently working on our new catalogue in conjunction with a design company (also running on CS6).
    One of the cloud subscribers got an update available message, checked the Adobe website for info, and found that it was recommended for all CS6 users.
    Thinking that it was a ‘bug fix’, he ran the update link.
    a couple of days later, we all discovered that we couldn’t open any of his files that had been saved after the update.
    In effect he no longer has the same version software as the rest of us.
    This is not an ‘update’ but an upgrade(??) to a new, non backward compatible version.
    Once again Adobe show that they are a company with a great future behind it!

  6. I’ve run the 8.0.2 updater several times on two systems and neither one says that the InDesign version is now 8.0.2. Is that correct? These are both Cloud versions of CS6. Why does the updater not work?

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