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August, 2010 Archives

Help documents for Creative Suite CS5, CS5.1, CS5.5, and CS6 applications (PDF and HTML)

This page includes links to the Help documents (user guides, manuals) for CS5, CS5.1, CS5.5, and CS6 applications.

These are just the English-language documents. I gave links to some documents in other languages here.

Note that for each application there is a link for CS5 and CS5.5/CS5.1, as well as a link for CS6. The CS6 link actually goes to a document that includes information about CS5, CS5.5/CS5.1, and CS6 versions of the application—all together. Unfortunately, there is no document for just the CS6 version of each application.

If you’re using CS5, CS5.1, or CS5.5 versions, you’ll want to use the link for just CS5 and CS5.5/CS5.1 versions. The PDF documents that include documentation for CS6 versions are missing many features found in the documents for CS5 and CS5.5, including working cross-reference links.

Important: If you have feedback about CS6 documentation, please give it on the Community Help forum, where the right people will see it, not in the comments of this blog post.

Other documents in the Help system, including reference documents

Several applications have additional documents, including API references, programmer’s guides, and other resources for creating and using extensions. For those documents, see the respective home pages for the documents listed above.

PPBM5: Premiere Pro Benchmark for CS5 and CS5.5

Bill Gehrke and Harm Millaard have put together a performance test suite for Premiere Pro CS5 and CS5.5, PPBM5.

You can run the suite of tests and use the results to determine where the performance bottlenecks are with your computer system. The results posted on the website give really good insight into what factors matter for performance, even without you running the tests yourself.

Harm and Bill give good instructions for interpreting results and general hardware advice.

Harm and Bill are also both very active on the Premiere Pro forum, especially the Hardware forum, where performance tuning is always a hot topic.

There’s additional information and links to other resources about setting up a system to optimize performance here:
“optimizing for performance: Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects”

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