You have hit the random errors that Pagemaker was famous for. You can try deleting the preferences, or reinstalling the program, but be warned that sometimes Pagemaker just refuses to work. This reminds me of the hoops I had to jump through to get annual reports with their tables full of numbers to work. Any modern page layout program with support for tables (Don't use adobe table, its an abomination) will make easy work of your calendar, without the need for all of the layers and guides.
Thank you for the response.
It is a brand new install of Pagemaker. I would like to try to delete the preferences like you suggested, but I don't know how to go about doing that and the help document doesn't seem to say anything about deleting them.
I was wondering if you knew if .pmd files could be imported and edited in InDesign. From my priliminary research, it doesn't look like InDesign will import .pmd files. Also, do you know if this error still occurs in InDesign?
It is a brand new install of Pagemaker.
Well there's something you don't read every day.
InDesign CS6 can OPEN PMD files. Results will be anything from near perfect to complete garbage.
Troubleshoot damaged publications (PageMaker 6.0-7.x) - Support Knowledgebase Try the diagnostic recompose in this link and it also has instructions for "renaming" the preference files. I used to keep a good copy of the preferences on hand to replace the ones in the Pm[version]/Rsrc/Usenglsh folder that went bad. InDesign CS6, an older version of InDesign will convert .pmd files, but will probably make a mess out of your calendar file, it would be much better to start off using tables. If you sign up for the creative cloud you can get access to InDesign CS6 along with the latest version of InDesign CC. I haven't had InDesign freeze on me like that, I have had other types of crashes, but usually when I was doing something that really pushed the system hard. ID has many more features than Pagemaker, and can really improve your workflow.