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Adobe InDesign have heard our pleas about how to back-save InDesign documents, and they've done as much as they could. They can't make a miracle, but what we do have is the Save As menu, and we are going to save this out to the desktop. Format, look at this. InDesign CS4 or later. In other words, it's going to export an IDML file, but this is much friendlier, I think, especially for like the new hires in your group or something. You already know as an experienced InDesign user that if you want to share your InDesign file with somebody with an earlier version, you have to export it to IDML and they open it.
And you can still export to IDML in CS6. That's one of the choices in the Export dialog box. But you can also simply go to Save As and choose InDesign CS4 or later, because 4, 5, 5.5 and 6 all can convert the IDML file to the current version. So let's go ahead and do that. We'll save this as IDML and we get a little note. Information. "This creates an .IDML file that you can open in InDesign CS4 or later. The active InDesign document will not be saved." Reminding you that you are simply exporting a copy of this and any changes that you make to the current document are not saved. And we still have our original document with unsaved changes, but now let's go ahead and close this and open up the IDML that's on the desktop. And it opens up as an untitled copy of the document and then we can save it, and this is how it would open up in earlier versions.
So, that's all! When you need to share your InDesign CS6 document, you don't have to remember to go to Export menu; just go to Save As and save it as IDML from there.
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