Call me a technophobe, but I definitely need to talk to someone who is knowledgable about Adobe products. I am a graphic designer; when I "retired" from the work force, I was using PagMaker 7 (everybody remember PageMaker??) and Photoshop 7. I still do design work from home, and I am still using PageMaker 7 and Photoshop 7. My current computer's operating system is Windows 7; however, I have a feeling I won't be able to install either PM or PS on the next OS upgrade. It was touch and go with Windows 7, and I still lost my PageMaker dictionary. My question is this: What is the current industry standard for graphic design work that replaced PageMaker? Is it InDesign? Is that what you would recommend?
Obviously I'm a dinosaur and I'm not looking forward to learning a whole new software, but it looks as if I soon won't have a choice. Appreciate any help and information you can give me.
You are lucky you even got it installed on Windows 7 and yes, InDesign is the current standard.
And the newest version of InDesign, CC, will not open Pagemaker files. CC is subscription only, and also includes a subscription to CS6 (the last version before CC, which does open PM files, but will have no more updates). CS6 can also be purchased as a traditional perpetual license product.