The face-value answer to your question is to be found in Sections 3 and 4 of the old FAQs, which are here - a zipped up PDF: http://www.bigjohnd.org.uk/PM_FAQs/PM_FAQs.zip
The better answer is that unless you are running PM6.52 on Win2K (PM6.5 well over 15 years old now), then you are going to be plagued with these shortcomings, so move to InDesign.
Thank you for your help. I wish I could switch to InDesign, I used it for a different catalog, and I loved it. But, due to time constraints I have to use the PM files for this catalog. Unless you know of any to fix my problem with opening PM files in InDesign. We used excel worksheets and inserted them as objects into PM, when I open these files in InDesign the tables appear as very low quality images that I cannot edit. Is there anyway to make them actual tables or save the tables from PM and place them in InDesign?
InDesign does not support OLE. You’d have to place the Excel spreadsheets into InDesign after opening the PM file into ID.
We used excel worksheets and inserted them as objects into PM,
See the workarounds in the FAQs I posted up before.