We have received feedback from staff and student users regarding updates and differences between the versions of Adobe products they run at home, and the versions which are present on student computers. Please be aware of the following:
So our advice is that if you want to be absolutely sure that projects or files you work on at home, and wish to bring into the University to continue working on, are compatible, you should not apply constant or automatic updates to your personal version of Adobe products and maintain parity with the University version, as otherwise you are likely to experience problems in compatibility. We will only apply updates to these products in-year if there is a pressing security or business need. You may also wish to consider “Save as…” as a feature, as most products will allow you to save backwards compatible file types. Requests for software updates are handled through the local IT Services support team and the IT Services Business Support Unit.