Understanding 64-bit support


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Understanding 64-bit support

It seems there's a lot of confusion whenever the term 64-bit is thrown around in relation to software. So, exactly what does 64-bit mean to us as InDesign users? Well, the truth is, a 64-bit version of InDesign means a lot. Not necessarily because 64-bit is this ever impressive, awesome thing, but because of what it takes to make an application go from 32 to 64-bit on the back end. Let's start with the basics. One of the most basic things your computer relies on is RAM or random-access memory. RAM acts as sort of a throttling system for your computer that determines exactly how fast you can go and how much you can do at one time.

In theory, the more RAM you have, the faster you can go. So when software is 32-bit. It can actually only leverage two gigabytes of RAM at a time. In today's day and age, that's relatively low. Which means that this application is going to be less stable, and it's going to crash more often because it's more likely to run o...

Understanding 64-bit support
Video duration: 2m 14s 41m 17s Intermediate Updated Jan 16, 2014

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Understanding 64-bit support provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Justin Seeley as part of the InDesign: 2013 Creative Cloud Updates

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