I am creating my first book file in InDesign CS6. It's not technically a book (with chapters and a TOC) but rather a collection of files that share the same style sheets.

Will there be any issues migrating from CS6 to CC?

Are there any other big issues I need to be aware of?


  • The files are built individually, not in chapters. Each file is only 1-2 pages long. I am using paragraph and character styles. The files will live mainly as downloadable PDFs and rarely printed. – Luna08 Jun 12 '14 at 18:52

There are no issues migrating book files and documents from CS6 to CC other than the fact that both will be converted to the CC internal format.

In general, it's a good idea when documents are converted to Save As over the existing files after conversion. INDD files accumulated internal cruft after multiple edits, and can start to behave unpredictably after conversion. If you do run into any weirdnesses, export as IDML, then recreate the documents and save over the originals, then update the book file.

If you're moving from CS6 to CC, I would suggest you hold off until after the June 18 announcement by Adobe. I can't say more than that right now, but since we're so close to the date I think there's no harm in saying that you'll be pleased you waited. :)

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