Until just recently we have been able to view our pagemaker files in our InDesign 5.5..... now we can't. I have seen some downloaded fixes on the internet that are supposed to make changes to our registry automatically to make this work, and lots of other suggestions when googling this issue. I'm always reluctant to run some automated script from the web that will affect my registry, especially when I really don't know where it came from. Has anyone else recently discovered this issue....is it an upgrade that may have happened in the background that affected this?? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated !! We are running windows 7 pro, and it's on a windows network. We currently have CS5 and we are running InDesign 5.5 (ver 7 ?)
InDesign will convert Pagemaker files using a File>Open command. It most certainly is NOT a Pagemaker file viewer.
Are you saying InDesign will not open Pagemaker files? If so, what happens when you try?
That is correct. With InDesign open, if I go to a pagemaker file and click on it, the program can not open it and says it must close. This is true for a pagemaker files on my local pc or the network file location. If I go to a pagemaker file and click on it, either on the network or locally, I get the same results. Basically at this point I can not open any pagemaker files on this pc. But InDesign seems to be working flawlessly otherwise. It is InDesign 5.5, and from what I understand I should still be able to open the pagemaker files using this version?
Both,....either from Explorer or from within InDesign, file and open. I don't really have a readily accessible way to provide a link to another box at this time.... this happens on any of the pagemaker files we have.
Sorry for the delay...... things are a little busy right now. What we ended up doing is downloading the trial version of PM7 on to the pc and it lets us open the files. Now we just need to convert all of them to InDesign.... still no luck on opening them using InDesign directly, but we can see the files are not corrupted.