I'm thinking that you are talking about PageMaker 3? I don't think so. I know CC doesn't open PageMaker files. CS6 could open PageMaker 6.0-7.x docs.
If Bob Levine doesn't show up (he's our resident expert on Pagemaker), ask in the Pagemaker forum:
I recall you'll have to open it in a more recent Pagemaker version, but that version doesn't run on a Macintosh. InDesign (I think) only opens PM 6.0, 6.5 and PM 7.
Did someone call me?
Barb nailed it. CS6 will open PM 6, 6.5 and 7.
It’s really going to depend on what version PM files those were as to how you can convert them to PM6. I think if they are PM 4 you could open them with PM 6 or so and then go from there.
But as Steve as said, try the PM forum. There are still a few of us monitoring it even though none of us have used in a long, long time.
The OP is looking to do this on a G5 so could get PM to install on that. The real issue there would be installing InDesign. I don’t anything later than CS3 will install on a PowerPC.
Thank you, all. I'll re-post to PM forum.
I'm helping a client figure this out. I know Apple products are good, however, using a MacPlus for 30 years?! That's a testimony.
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As a last resort, if the conversion fails:
Maybe your client has PostScript print files available of the old documents.
Or if this old PageMaker is still running, you could perhaps print to PostScript print files.
Distill the PostScript files to PDF and use a tool to convert PDF to InDesign files. For example:
P.S. I started with PageMaker 1 (beta) on Windows 1 in 1987.
Did my diploma on Desktop Publishing with PostScript.