2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 3, 2014 4:53 AM by BobLevine

    How to Convert Pagemaker7 files in InDesign



      I was using Pagemaker 7, Can anybody will guide how can I convert all my pagemaker work in InDesign.

      All my work is in Indian Unicode Language (Marathi). Pls Help !!


        • 1. Re: How to Convert Pagemaker7 files in InDesign
          Migintosh Level 4

          This comes up sometimes, but fewer people are asking as time goes by so you might want to search the forum to see what you can find. If I remember correctly, you want to have the PageMaker files saved in the latest version of PM7 (I don't remember the update number), so if you still have PageMaker on an operating system that will run it, you may (or may not) need to save-as before you convert. Also, any images should be checked for current links (best to link and not embed images before the conversion. Lastly, it may be that you need to take the files through a few versions of InDesign, rather than opening them directly in CC. That's just a guess, because I haven't touched PageMaker or it's files in many years, but older threads on the forum might confirm that.


          As far as the language goes, you will want to hear from the forum's language experts on that, and I'm not one, so I can't help you there.

          • 2. Re: How to Convert Pagemaker7 files in InDesign
            BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

            Pagemaker 6.x and later will open in InDesign CS6 or earlier. They will not

            open in CC.


            All graphics should be linked, not embedded and the result will be anywhere

            from near perfect to unusable.