Archive for May, 2010

Download CS5 Issues?

Are you facing downloading issues with CS5 from adobe.com?

www.adobe.com uses Akamai Download Manager to download the trial versions of software. There are some reports of users running into issues while downloading from the same website.

A Technote has been released which guides users to overcome the download issues which can be found at
kb2.adobe.com/cps/526/cpsid_52698.html. A more detailed FAQ page can be found at
kb2.adobe.com/cps/400/kb400531.html.

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CS5 Installation issues?

Are you running into installation issues for any product of Adobe’s Creative Suite 5?

The cleanup scripts to clean your machine of any previous corrupted install, partially succeeded install or any other installation issue can be solved by running the scripts from following location:

www.adobe.com/support/contact/cs5clean.html

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Adobe CS5 help Issue?

If you are facing any issue with CS5 help system on your machine, this could be due to pre-release build of the help client which has stayed onto your machine.

A technote has been released at kb2.adobe.com/cps/842/cpsid_84215.html which will guide you to solve this issue. There is no need to uninstall the CS5 suite or any individual product to resolve this issue.

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Bringing Fireworks CS4 shortcuts into CS5 version

Shortcuts are a way to make a creative professional feel like a pro and also increase the efficiency manifolds. Adobe Fireworks CS5 released and you would like to bring in the shortcuts from CS4 version to CS5. Follow the below process to make that possible.

The shortcuts are xml files which are stored in correspondence to the application.

MACINTOSH:

The shortcuts for Adobe Fireworks CS4 application on macintosh platform is stored in the following locations. You can copy those xml files from CS4 locations and copy them to the corresponding Fireworks CS5 locations.

  1. /Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Fireworks CS4/<language code ex:"en">/Keyboard Shortcuts/
  2. <Adobe Fireworks CS4 app location>: Right click on the app and select "Show Package Contents". Then follow the path at Contents/Resources/<language project file ex:en.lproj>/Keyboard Shortcuts/

Generaly the default is "Web Standard.xml". You can confirm this by launching the app and looking at the menu item Fireworks->Keyboard Shortcuts. The "Current Set" field drop down menu with show the currently applied shortcuts to the app.

WINDOWS:

The shortcuts for Adobe Fireworks CS4 application on windows platform is stored in the following locations. You can copy those xml files from CS4 locations and copy them to the corresponding Fireworks CS5 locations.

Win XP

  1. C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Fireworks CS4\<language folder name ex: English>\Keyboard Shortcuts\
  2. C:\Documents and Settings\<logged in username ex: sarthak>\Application Data<this is hidden folder>\Adobe\Fireworks CS4\<language folder name ex: English>\Keyboard Shortcuts\

If your operating system is in a different drive than "C:" then you will need to look in the corresponding directory location on that drive.

Win Vista/7

  1. C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Fireworks CS4\<language folder name ex: English>\Keyboard Shortcuts\
  2. C:\Users\<logged in username ex: sarthak>\AppData<this is hidden folder>\Roaming\Adobe\Fireworks CS4\<language folder name ex: English>\Keyboard Shortcuts\

If you have a 64 bit machine/OS, you will have to replace "Program Files" with "Program Files(x86)" to find the correct location of xml files.

Use the same set of customized shortcuts of Fireworks CS4 into CS5 and feel at home. You can go ahead one step more and diff the files using any freely available tool and move only the selected ones.

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Adobe Fireworks CS5 trial/purchase is live

Adobe Fireworks CS5 part of the CS5 announcement on April 12 is available for download from this link. The product page and details about the version enhancements, features can be found here.

Adobe Fireworks is available as part of the following suites:

  1. Master Collection
  2. Web Premium
  3. Design Premium

You can download a trial version for Windows or Mac for 30 days and then evaluate an upgrade or a new purchase.

 

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