Adobe InDesign

InDesign CS6 (8.0) (codenamed Athos): 23 April 2012

Application Details:

Version: 8.0 (CS6)
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0.2

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Most of the basic features I tested:

  • text boxes
  • pages
  • spell checker
  • color tools
  • layers
  • guides
  • bleeds
  • images ( I didn't test using adobe formats though just .tiff )
  • Other tools...

What does not

As with the previous test results you can only export to an interactive pdf.

Also I couldn't changed the interface mode to be black & gray with white icons. It was suck in a white & teal mode with black icons.

You additionally cannot apply any updates from adobe available for CS6, where you could with windows.


You need to use winetricks in gui mode to install: atmlib corefonts gdiplus msxml3 msxml4 msxml36 vcrun2005 vcrun2008 vcrun2010 d3dx9 flash. Make sure the msxml and vcrun are done in order.

I was having a issue where msxml3 and vcrun2008 wouldn't install properly with winetricks in a 64bit wineprefix unless it was under gui mode.

What was not tested

  • Preflight
  • Text nesting
  • Advanced type features
  • Page numbering
  • Color profiles
  • Advanced printing features
  • Other tools...

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

I installed it from a CS6 cd with a keycode. I installed photoshop, illustrator, indesign, bridge, and fireworks all at he same time with most things working out of the box. Adobe acrobat pro failed to install.

I even managed to install the adobe extension manager but unfortunately for what ever reason it couldn't find the updates from adobe to apply to the software.

Its really closer to a gold rating when you consider how I installed it as well as that someone who knows wine better than i do could probably fix the interface colors and pdf issues.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 10 20194.0.2Yes Yes YesSilverFranco 
CurrentArch LinuxApr 03 20194.5No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverSean 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64May 26 20172.3Yes Yes YesGoldBaustein 
ShowLinux Mint 18.1Jan 01 20171.9.24Yes Yes GoldCraig 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Nov 07 20151.7.54Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
42981 Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS6 - pressing down when a menu is open switches to the next menu NEW View
54624 Adobe InDesign CS6: Exporting a PDF causes it to crash UNCONFIRMED View

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