Save as older version
an option to save XD files in older version, so people working on updated versions can share documents with people who can't upgrade
The latest version of XD 40.1.22 has a bug where my cloud documents aren't able to be shared with other contributors to the project. So when I rollback to the previous version (where this wasn't an issue) I now can't open the document. It's kinda ridiculous. The idea of cloud collaboration is broken. There's a pandemic. We can't get into our offices/studios to collaborate. The fundamental feature of this app's usefulness is borked. Please fix.
pleaseeeeee fix it
Ringo Lu commented
FIX THIS PLEASE
Matheus Barbosa commented
as a user i would like to open any version regardless of the software version. Is there anything work to have a universal extension?
Fix this please, what were you doing for all that time?
Càrol Sànchez commented
FIX THIS PLEASE
Vanessa Erdenberger commented
- possibility to save a version of my data that is compatible with older versions of XD (like IDML for IND)
Newer computers can only install earlier versions of programms till a concrete version. If you dont reach the version of your "older" computers you cant cooperate between these computers. That makes it difficult to update single devices or buy newer devices if you cant make them work together.
I had the same problem. Fu*k off adobe.
Echoing all the other comments- remotely working and spent hours on a file my supervisor can't edit because enterprise accounts can't be updated with the same speed. Now I come off looking like I offered a design solution for our team that wasted everyone's time and money!
We've release a service that makes files compatible with older versions: https://xd2sketch.com/open-xd-file-old-corrupted
March 2021 and this issue still persists. I work in two computers with different OS and therefore one has newer versions. Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator all allow you to save in older versions. Why can`t XD do the same?? It`s ridiculous. It makes the software unusable.
I had the same problem and I found THE solution for that: f*ck XD, use FIGMA
Tony Girling commented
When I worked in an IT support role back in the 1990's we had a problem with different versions of MS Word used throughout the enterprise and home locations. Remember Word 95, Word 97, Word 2000 etc? It was a real headache.
But things matured over time and compatibility issues got eliminated.
Now over 20 years later Adobe are giving us the same problem.
Joey Jay commented
Sometimes when you share your work with others, you may find yourself in a pickle if both of you aren't running the same version of the program.
It's understandable that an older version wouldn't be compatible with a newer one, as it has new features, changed code, etc.
However, I see no reason why we shouldn't allow a newer version to be compatible with an older one. After all, a newer version should have all the same features, and any code changes should be archived somewhere anywhere.
Why not instead make a little warning for the user with a newer version stating that the document was created with an older version, and therefore some functions and features may not be available, and then temporarily open the document using the older version of the program.
I can't open a v37 XD file with my v36 xd app !!!! :-(
Adobe has not understood the big companies that manage updates with a small delay compared to the release of new versions of Adobe
Respond and quickly correct it
This is horrifying. The auto-save overwrote the file and now the owner can't edit because she can no longer update XD on her OS. We are completely stuck. If I downgrade my XD version I won't be able to open it either?!?! WTF! How was this this easy????????
Simon from RCH commented
This is a huge pain in the ass. Why can't you provide even the same versions on MacOS and Windows??? This is producing heavy troubles in my opinion. Don't make your customers angry!!!
I need the same, urgently!!
Punita Premji commented
Please give us our livelihood back by letting us open new version files in older versions...
Our systems are not that upgraded.. And many might even lose their jobs due to this. Especially in pandemic times, people are still working from home. I am using an imac mid 2011 and can't afford another one in near future.
Otherwise we will need to find a justable software to work out our means.
This is imperative for our agency, as I am sure it is for many others. I can not share a file with my colleague on an older mac and when working remotely it is not possible to just swap macs!
Please make it possible to back-save like we can with InDesign.