This doesn't work, there's no option to activate (pagemaker 7 is ooolllddd..) I too have no CD drive on my new machine into which i can insert my PM7 CD. From the readme installed with the tryout:
How to install the full version of PageMaker 7.0 after using the Tryout
Windows users should un-install the tryout version of PageMaker 7.0 before installing the full version. For help installing PageMaker 7.0 after removing the Tryout version, review the How_to_Install.wri (Windows) and How_to_Install.txt (Macintosh) documents available on the PageMaker 7.0 application CD-ROM.
PM is dead! Anything newer than Windows XP (which is also dead) is a complete crapshoot and a complete deadend on a new Mac.
In short, unfortunately, you’re on your own.
Surely you have hear of USB external CD/DVD units? Around here, you can get a good one for US$30. Although it's most unlikely that you'll be able to successfully install PM in any of the newer OSs.
Bob Levine: Adobe still sell it, so it's not quite dead. Like my dad, 74, who has used PM since the year dot and for whom I'm trying to make this work. The Tryout installs and works fine on Windows 8; maybe I should hide this fact and take out a big bet with long odds at my local bookie!
Claudio: good idea with the external USB drive. I was thinking of making a disc image of the install disc and mounting it virtually, but a €20 drive sounds easier.
Peter, problem is that there have been here reports of successfully installing PM in the newer OSs, but noone has explained how one can do so in a reliable, reproducible eay. And there are many questions about how to solve problems when using PM in recent systems.
And it is true that Adobe still offers PM for sale (and none of us understands why), but I have no evidence that it has actually sold any copies recently.
We don't know why Adobe still sell it. Windows XP is the last supported system for it.
If you have old PageMaker files it may be worth a try. If you are looking for a new product THIS IS NOT THE ONE!!! It was replaced by InDesign over 10 years ago.
Bob, I know it's an old note, but do you have an install CD for Pagemaker 7.0? Mine is bad and am trying to install on a new PC.
Not sure how to use the forums, If you answer, I may be a while getting back.
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