Start with Sandee Cohen's InDesign Visual QuickStart Guide (Peachpit Press). Graduate to Real World Adobe InDesign by David Blatner, Olav Kvern and Bob Bringhurst. Good luck!
And come back here and ask questions. And keep an open mind
I have PM 7 on a Windows 8 64-bit box.
Granted, the non-resizable dialogs are a pita, but it works for what I need to do with it. Which mainly is to get old PM files into ID or QXP. I cannot imagine using PM all day anymore on a non-XP Pro box and an older CRT monitor.
I spent three days on a PM6.5 project not long ago. I was using a WinXP virtual machine. It was, hm, tolerable. There were some pains, of course, but it was blindingly fast.
(If I had to pick PM6.5 in a VM versus Creative Cloud, I'd pick RageMaker in a heartbeat.)
I've got Pagemaker running here just fine on Windows 7, but I wouldn't use it by choice against InDesign.
I am sorry to jump into another user's post. But I was reading through different threads and found your reply.
You said you've gotten PM running fine on Windows 7. Do you mean right in Windows 7 or in the XP Mode? I have to run it in XP Mode because I was not able to install PM into Windows 7.
Is there a way to install and use PM 7 right in Windows 7 without using XP Mode. XP Mode is not very stable and often I have to restart it to make it work normally.
Again, sorry to hijack this thread, but I just wonder about your comment.
PM7 is insatalled here directly in Windows 7 Pro.