I know I'm a little (A LOT!) behind the times here, but my problem is real just the same.
I have a file created in Pagemaker 6.5 that I need/want to open in Adobe InDesign CS. From what I read, it should just open, maybe with some quirks or warnings, but open just the same. But mine will not open, even though it opens in Pagemaker 6.5 just fine. Message in InDesign CS says,
"Cannot open the file "XXX.p65. Adobe InDesign may not support the file format, a plug-in that supports the file format may be missing, or the file may be open in another application."
Its worth noting that Adobe thinks I do NOT have Pagemaker 6.5 - they have denied me an upgrade price for InDesign CS4. I have been upgrading Pagemaker since Aldus v. 1.0 in the late 80s or early 90s, and I did update to 6.5 way back when. The open screen says it's 6.5, the About screen says it's 6.5, and the files it creates end is .p65. But Adobe says my serial number is version 4.0.
Anyone have any ideas on how to open this file in InDesignCS?
Thanks very much for the offer, Buko. It was just a single file and I ended up doing a redo last night. I was able to copy and paste the text, just had to redo all the formatting for 14 pages. But I really appreciate your kind offer.
Conversion of PM docs is seldom flawless in any case. Results can vary from pretty good to worthless depending on how the original was put together and whether the images were unembeded before the conversion (a must for good results).
All's well that ends well. Got some much needed experience with InDesign.
Now if I could just convince Adobe that my version 6.5 Pagemaker really IS version 6.5, so that I could upgrade to CS4. Emails through the online support channel said to call. Calling said to fax. Three faxes have gone unacknowledged. But everyone along the way insists that my serial number is version 4. I really DO have 6.5, but since it is an upgrade dating all the way back to Aldus PM v1.0, with every upgrade ordered along the way, I think the serial number just never updated beyond 4.0, even when I got the 6.5 upgrade. It's the same serial number I had in 1990.
If anyone has a connection, please have them contact me.
Thanks to everyone for their input on my original issue.