you can download a pagemaker 7 trial here, http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?loc=en&product=pagemaker
but, you'll need the serial number for pm5. check your adobe.com account to see if your software is listed along with your serial number.
and, this may help you find your serial, http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/find-serial-number.html or, it may not.
if you cannot retrieve your pm5 serial, contact adobe support: http://www.adobe.com/support/download-install/supportinfo/
Thanks for the quick reply.
The free trial on lasts for 30 days and I need PM longer than that as I have hundreds of old PM files I've created over the years.
I checked my Adobe account but the original software I purchased is so old, I guess they're not accounting for it along with my more recent purchases of other software.
The link dosen't account for what to do when you threw away the original box with the serial #.
I tried Adobe's Chat support but it there's no reply when I hit the send key. My next shot is their help (telephone) line. Wish me luck!