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PageMaker 7.0 file and InDesign 9

Sep 28, 2013 7:41 AM

Tags: #6 #pagemaker7.0.1 #id #convert_pagemaker



I am new to InDesign. I just downloaded a Trial version of InDesign and it's version 9. I was unable to open any of my PM 7.0 documents with ID 9. I have been reading this forum and everyone said they can open PM docs with ID 6. How about ID 9?


I have gone through the manual and followed the instructions, still won't open.


If I need to use ID6 to open PM 7 docs, where can I download the old version?


Any suggestions/comments are much appreciated.


PS: I am using Windows 7 Pro.


Thank you.

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    Sep 28, 2013 7:45 AM   in reply to silkphoenix

    The ability to open PM files stops at CS6. InDesign CC cannot open them.


    If you have a subscription to CC, log into, click on

    download center and scroll down to InDesign. Click the drop down in the "in

    this version" section and change it to CS6.

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    Sep 28, 2013 8:36 AM   in reply to silkphoenix

    CS6 will open your PM files but the results will be anything from near

    perfection (highly unlikely) to unusable (also unlikely). What I'm saying

    here is that you will have work to do on them.


    InDesign, IMO, is not very Pagemaker-like. Best thing is to dive in and

    play. If you really want to use CS6 to open them you can get the trial here:


    Make sure you read the direction and follow them exactly.

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    Sep 29, 2013 12:43 PM   in reply to silkphoenix

    Are the images embedded in the PM document or linked? If they're embedded

    you're going to have all kinds of problems.

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