#10. Updating Adobe CS2 Automatically
Just as a perfectly tuned car needs scheduled maintenance, Adobe CS2 needs its fair share of periodic updates. Adobe CS2 has a built-in application that automatically checks and updates all the components that make up the suite, much like your operating system software does.
To launch Adobe Updater, choose Help > Updates from any CS2 application except Acrobat. The Updater then checks to see if your Adobe applications need updating. If no updating is needed, a dialog informs you of this. If updating is needed, a dialog box asks if you would like to download the updates (Figure 10a). Click the Start Download button to begin the update process. You may be asked to quit some or all of your Adobe applications, so you might want to postpone the update process until you have time to spare. You can click Show Details to see which updates are available and which updates have already been installed.
Figure 10a. If updates are available for any of your CS2 applications, this dialog will ask if you want to start downloading them.
You can also configure Adobe Updater to automatically check for updates every month. Launch Adobe Updater, click the Preferences button, and select the topmost check box. You can choose between two options to specify what to do if it finds updates: download all updates automatically and notify you or ask you before downloading any updates (Figure 10b). You can then decide which applications to update and specify folders in which to download the updates. Now you'll never have to worry about missing an important update.
Figure 10b. Much like your operating system's automatic software updates, Adobe Updater checks for updates every month for you. (If only your car would be as considerate.)