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CS7? Create Grace Period for Free Upgrade to Next Adobe Release

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    • Hi Walter, sorry for any misunderstanding. There is no official offer from Adobe for a free upgrade to Creative Suite 7, and we don’t expect there to be one actually.

      However, the article above describes how you can effectively use Adobe’s Return Policy to create your own “grace period” for whatever you buy – so that if something better or different comes along within 30 days, then you can simply exchange what you bought for the new option instead… Knowing this can provide some insurance for your purchase now.

      Hope that helps, if you read the post again with this in mind.

  1. Here’s my situation. We have some users on CS 5.0 and some on 5.5. I’m looking for the correct time to upgrade to CS6.5 that will also give me a copy of 6.0.

    Assuming I decide to stay with the non-cloud products, if that’s still possible, if I wait for the announcement on May 6th, will that be too late to actually purchase the 6.0 upgrade (will that announcement be the 6.5 shipping date)?

    Or will there be some time between May 6th and the actual ship date where I can upgrade to 6.0 and get a free upgrade to 6.5 when it ships? Or would it be better upgrade just before May 6th, and hope I’m inside the grace period.

    Your suggestion of upgrading and returning it doesn’t apply to me because we would want to keep 6.0.

    Thanks

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    • That’s a terrific question Jamie, and a common one about upgrading this time of year. In the past, people have taken advantage of an official grace period to get both the current version and the new release at the same time – to wind up with both for one price, effectively. That’s what happened with CS5.5 going to CS6, actually – and we advised about it here.

      However, you’ll notice that Adobe has made no such announcement this spring. No indication as to why, but our sense is that the Creative Cloud may have changed the equation.

      In other words, someone who wants both CS6 and CS7 can just get the Cloud now – because as we discussed elsewhere, current CC members will wind up with both releases.

      So our best advice to you would be to pretend like a grace period doesn’t exist this year, because so far one doesn’t. It may be that Adobe puts one in place on May 6th, but that’s pure speculation and there’s no way to know what will happen.

      That’s why the message of this article is to use Adobe’s longtime Return Policy in your favor. So go with a decision now to be safe and cover your bases – and then you can always change your mind later if you want, depending on what is announced within the next 30 days.

      Hope this helps!

  2. @ Walter Nussbaumer

    Ok, Adobe stated that there were “new” tools for CS6 when one subscribed to Creative Cloud that are not available to regular CS6 users. My question is which tools are they referring to, and now that I am a Cloud user, where do I find them?

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  3. I realize the differences, I have paid for the Cloud, but do not see any diiferences in my CS6 version from what I already had

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    • Walter, now that you’ve joined, try running the Adobe Application Manager on your system – or just go to Help > Updates on one of your CS6 applications to pull the Cloud updates.

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