The Portable Document Format (PDF), a file format developed by Adobe, allows a user to read any type of file, regardless of whether that type of software is. Given the program’s discontinuation, some users may find it useful to convert PageMaker files into other formats. Knowing how to convert a PageMaker file . Adobe PageMaker was developed in as the first desktop publishing software on the market. While the software was replaced in by Adobe InDesign.

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I would recommend to leave PageMaker and invest your time only in InDesign. Tip If you have access to Pagemaker 7. Skip to main content. The file opened, some of the captions and headings have moved and some of the most recent illustrations are missing but its OK. Converrt Pagemaker software was once one of the most powerful page design tools available for the PC.

Launch Word filse select “Open” under the “File” menu. I have just purchased InDesign because Pagemaker is no longer available but I have P65 files which have broken links because of new hardware and software and need to be reconnected in Convrrt otherwise I just get a blank page. References 3 Microsoft Support: If you don’t see it, select “Rich Text Format” as the type of file you wish to open.


A Pagemaker document may incorporate several sources of text, so it may be necessary to repeat the process for each “story” found in a Pagemaker document. Go to the Edit menu and select “Edit Story. Please type your message and try again. No, PageMaker is an ancient program and is not available any more.

I don’t have Pagemaker. But from your very first post it seems that you are already converting to INDD. Can I get Pagemaker from somewhere? If you want to use Word to view the text in a Pagemaker file, you will first have to open the file in Pagemaker and then save the text to a separate file in a format readable to Word.

Open the file as you would any other Word document. Correct Answers – 10 points. I tried to repair the first link and after waiting about a minute it told me it had repaired 77 links! I have just cracked this! If the file was originally created in Pagemaker versions 6 or 7, you can also open it using Adobe’s InDesign software, which incorporated many of Pagemaker’s features after Adobe stopped supporting Pagemaker in Go to original post.

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Do you still have the linked files available? Thank you Willi, but I think you have missed the whole point. This content has been marked as final. Now we are getting somewhere, thank you. For what it’s worth, this link to a PM7 trial was posted today in another thread and it still works: Sorry, Willi, that wasn’t clear; so the question now is, can I get hold of an old Pagemaker from some where, or have I got to completely rebuild the book I’ve been writing for the last thirty years?


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How to Open a Pagemaker Document in Microsoft Word

Please turn JavaScript back on and reload this page. Navigate to the correct folder; the RTF file should appear on the list.

If links are missing, you will have to relink them in InDesign. Accessed 31 December Not that this may be difficult or expensive, you may have one in a cupboard. I did not miss it.

That is what I wrote. I have just purchased InDesign CS6 but I can’t convert my old PM65 files because ti links are broken and I am told to open them in Pagemaker to repair the links before converting.

How to Open a Pagemaker Document in Microsoft Word |

Under the “File” menu, select “Export” then “Text. Click “Save” to complete the process.

Pagemaker is not supported in any new system. Small Business – Chron. Your version of Pagemaker should be the same as that used create the file, although in most cases you can use a later version of the software. Open the document in Pagemaker. What is not clear with my answer?