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.
The ability to open PM files stops at CS6. InDesign CC cannot open them.
If you have a subscription to CC, log into creative.adobe.com, click on
download center and scroll down to InDesign. Click the drop down in the "in
this version" section and change it to CS6.
Thank you, Bob, for your prompt reply. No, I don't have a subscription to CC yet. I just want to try InDesign out to see how is it comparing to PM. I have been using PM for years and was thinking about changing to InDesign.
If I downgrade to CS6, what will the disadvantage be. Once I downgraded to CS6, can I save all of my PM documents into InDesign format? After that, if I upgraded to CC, will I still be able to open and/or edit those documents?
Thank you again for your kind assistance.
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.
I have a problem. I started my download of CS6 but my internet connection was disconnected. I went back to the link and tried to download again, but have been getting the following error:
You don't have permission to access "http://trials2.adobe.com/AdobeProducts/IDSN/8/win32/InDesign_8_LS16.7z?" on this server.
I didn't get this error the first time I tried to download it. So what could be the problem? Please advise.
Hi Bob, or any other users,
I have a question. When I tried to open a simple PM doc with CS6 (a pix with texts), the conversion ran pretty quick and have no problem. But when I tried to open a PM doc with several pictures plus texts, it took a very long time (more than two hours) and when I tried to close CS6, I couldn't because it's non-responsive. I have to close it via Task Manager. I have tried several times as well as with another PM doc (with pictures and texts).
Is it normal to take so long to convert a large PM doc with CS6? Should I have waited longer? At the beginnin, it did say "Converting Process started" but it just too way too long.
Any comments/suggestions are much appreciated.