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macOS 12 Monterey: Will Adobe software work?

With the announcement of macOS 12 Monterey, you’re probably wondering if your Adobe software will work in this macOS upgrade.

Here’s the short version: As with any major system upgrade, it’s best to wait until all of the software you depend on is properly updated for it. If you decide to upgrade the system, the most compatible version of Creative Cloud applications is typically the latest version.

If you are upgrading from macOS 10.14 Mojave or earlier, significant changes in macOS since then may prevent older applications from running in macOS 12. If you can’t or don’t want to upgrade your applications to current versions if necessary, you should delay upgrading to Monterey. If you are upgrading from macOS 11 Big Sur, the differences in macOS 12 Monterey are relatively minor, so software that runs well in Big Sur will probably run well in macOS 12 Monterey.

With every macOS upgrade, full information about compatibility is typically not available on the day the new system is released or even shortly after. More information emerges over time, as Apple, Adobe, and other software developers test with the final public release and produce updates with fixes. I’ll update this article as new information comes out.

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macOS 11 Big Sur. Image courtesy Apple Inc.

macOS 11 Big Sur: Will Adobe software work?

With the announcement of macOS 11 Big Sur, you’re probably wondering if your Adobe software will work in this macOS upgrade.

Here’s the short version: As with most macOS major upgrades, it’s best to wait until all of the software you use is properly updated for it. If you decide to go ahead, you’ll want to run the most current version of Creative Cloud applications on the new system. Because of changes and tighter requirements by both Apple and Adobe, a much smaller number of old applications are going to run in macOS 11 Big Sur than in past upgrades. If you can’t or don’t want to upgrade your applications to current versions, you should delay upgrading to Big Sur.

With every macOS upgrade, full information about compatibility is typically not available on the day the new system is released or even shortly after. More information emerges over time, as Apple, Adobe, and other software developers test with the final public release and produce updates with fixes. I’ll update this article as new information comes out.

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Most Valuable Plug-Ins: Cover story for InDesign Magazine

The cover story for the September 2020 issue of InDesign Magazine is my article InDesign MVPs: Most Valuable Plug-Ins. InDesign Magazine asked me to highlight the winners of a survey where they asked InDesign experts about their favorite plug-ins, scripts, and other third-party tools for Adobe InDesign. How do these add-ons extend what’s possible with InDesign?

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Introducing Share for Review: Article for InDesign Magazine

InDesign Magazine has published my article Introducing Share for Review, for the July 2020 issue. I talk about the new Share for Review collaborative commenting feature, the latest in a long line of InDesign review workflows. What’s new or different about it?

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macOS 10.15 Catalina: Will Adobe software work?

With the release of macOS 10.15 Catalina, you’re probably wondering if your Adobe software will work in this macOS upgrade.

Here’s the short version: If you decide to upgrade to Catalina, you’ll want to run the most current version of Creative Cloud applications on the new system. Because of changes and tighter requirements by both Apple and Adobe, a much smaller number of old applications are going to run in macOS 10.15 Catalina than in past upgrades. If you can’t or don’t want to upgrade your applications to current versions, you should delay upgrading to Catalina.

With every macOS upgrade, full information about compatibility is typically not available on the day the new system is released or even shortly after. More information emerges over time, as Apple, Adobe, and other software developers test with the final public release and produce updates with fixes. I’ll update this article as new information comes out.

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