Dear Adobe Community,
I am a graduate student who purchased pagemaker 7.0 from the university bookstore recently. I tried to install it to my mac with osx lion on it. However, from reading through the blogs and other online sites it appears that pagemaker is so primative that it will not work on any mac os after version 9.7. I know this is not only a problem for me and was hoping that somehow adobe in the name of customer service had created some sort of patch to correct this problem for those wishing to keep it old school without making them find a mac with version osx 9.7 (would not know where to find one anyways). I would prefer not to use third party patches as they usually come with other free goodies that I don't want but am open to it as well. Thank you for your assistance.
Your only option is to create a virtual machine on your new mac that runs the older OS.
You would be better of purchasing a copy of Pages from Apple for your Mac. Pagemaker is hopelessly out-of-date. It's a waste of time to try to get it to run.
Don't use PM. Even if you would get it running (what I doubt that it is possible on the Mac), your documents would be useless in the future because PageMaker is a dead application.