12 Replies Latest reply on Jan 21, 2018 5:09 AM by Test Screen Name

    New forum layout

    Jay Chevako Level 3

      I see that we have been re-jived with yet another new style. The new layout asks that people start with the faqs. Why not provide a link to the faqs instead of hiding them under the unhelpful title of subspaces?

        • 1. Re: New forum layout
          Claudio González Most Valuable Participant

          Jay, if a newcomer is clever enough to discover that s/he needs to open the Subspaces to open the PM's FAQs, s/he will also discover that the newest of the threads is 4 years old (I am not counting this as it is not a FAQ and it is not related with PM: Does Adobe have a program to design a web directory? ). Also, that these FAQs are not housed in any Adobe site, but in sites opened by John Davies after the collection os FAQs was simply deleted when the move to Jive. They are what John managed to recover from his records, and contain many suggestions that are now obsolete and links that no longer work. However, many of them can still be useful, so it could be a good idea to suggest in a more appropriate forum that a link to them is provided in the opening page, and also that laura's question is removed from the list.

          • 2. Re: New forum layout
            BigJohnD Level 3

            It's dire this new layout.


            Considering I've been in and out of these forums for 20 years (since AdobeApps on CompuServe), this is the worst software yet.

            Maybe I'm getting old and cantankerous, but I'm struggling with the jargon and navigation.

            • 3. Re: New forum layout
              Claudio González Most Valuable Participant

              Unfortunately, the newest version is even more confusing that the previous ones (who invented the clever names "Ninja", "Pioneer", ... instead of stating simply "XXX - YYY points", much more meaningful?). What is worse, it didn't correct any on the previous "features" about which many of us have been complaining for ages, like not taking one to the first unread message of a thread, for example.


              John, maybe we are indeed getting too old for these improved (?) forums...

              • 4. Re: New forum layout
                Jay Chevako Level 3

                Ah so 3 means pioneer, but what does pioneer mean? 


                I miss my newsreader, that didn't try to put half of my sentence on an old paragraph and would post reliably.

                • 5. Re: New forum layout
                  Claudio González Most Valuable Participant

                  The most common definition of "pioneer" that I find in my dictionaries is "a person who is among those who first enter or settle a region, thus opening it for occupation and development by others"


                  Seriously, now, it isn't very easy to get to this information, and I don't remember where I found it, but fortunately I made a screenshot of it (and I still think that the names are silly and absolutely meaningless without this table):


                  POINT LEVELS.jpg

                  • 6. Re: New forum layout
                    Jay Chevako Level 3

                    Maybe I should mark my own reply as correct to try and boost my point level, but I can't really see the point.

                    • 7. Re: New forum layout
                      Claudio González Most Valuable Participant

                      As far as I know, if one marks as correct any own message posted in a thread initiated by oneself, no points are awarded. Same thing if you mark one of your answers as Helpful, although it's not at all clear to me how "helpful" messages influence in your points count, although I'm pretty sure that the relationship is not direct.

                      • 8. Re: New forum layout
                        BigJohnD Level 3

                        Anyone who tries to navigate this site should automatically be classified as a Pioneer and become a Legend if they manage to post a message and find the reply!

                        • 9. Re: New forum layout
                          Claudio González Most Valuable Participant

                          Surely you mean "any newcomer" and not just "anyone"? Otherwise, we would all be Pioneers...

                          • 10. Re: New forum layout

                            I am having a problem getting Pagemaker 6.5 to create pdf files. When I go to File Export I get a message “Warning - the Acrobat printer style does not use the Postscript printer driver. This will be overridden”


                            In the Print Document window I have selected HP Laserjet 4/4M Plus 600 on LPT1 as the printer and Acrobat Distiller 2017.801 as the PPD

                            If I select OK the Export Adobe PDF window opens

                            Under Printer Style menu it has either “Use current print settings” or Acrobat - I select Acrobat

                            In the PDF Style menu it has: “Save PDF Style”, “Remove PDF Styles”, “Add PDF Styles”, “Print” or “On Screen” - I selected “Print”


                            When I click on Export I get the Save As window, I enter the new file name, verify the path where the file will be saved is correct. The Ballot boxes for “View PDF and Base URL relative links are checked, there is nothing in the box below that - I click save


                            An Obtaining Information window opens and then another window opens that says “The Distiller has not created the PDF File. Please see log file for details.


                            Here is the log file:


                            %%[ ProductName: Distiller ]%%

                            %%[ Error: undefined; OffendingCommand: VM? ]%%





                            %%[ Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%%

                            %%[ Warning: PostScript error. No PDF file produced. ] %%


                            I have been using Pagemaker 6.5 for over 20 years and earlier visions for years before that. I currently don’t have the HP Laserjet printer but all I have needed was the driver which I had been using. My original hard drive crashed, I got a new one and copied the Pagemaker program over. The program itself works fine but I just can’t produce pdf files anymore. There must be something that I don’t have set correctly somewhere. Is there anyone who can offer help?


                            I am running in Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 64 bit operating system.

                            • 11. Re: New forum layout
                              BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                              I have no idea what the issue is but my standing advice is to realize that PM 6.5 is about 20 years old and was never designed to run on anything later than Windows 98.


                              Time to move on to bigger and better things.

                              • 12. Re: New forum layout
                                Test Screen Name Most Valuable Participant

                                Install a PostScript driver. That one isn’t (there are two drivers for that printer). Suggest Apple LaserWriter IINTX. Might fix it, you never know.


                                Still, prepare for a future without PageMaker. You are in the position of someone choosing to drive a 100 year old car. May be nice, but is likely to need ever more expert hands on work to keep it going. Unless you are that expert, this will be hard as there aren’t PageMaker Repair Shops in the Yellow Pages.