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> I'm going from Mac OS9 to OSX.
Have you read the threads on OSX and PM here? You're far better off
keeping that old machine and leaving PM there where it belongs.
>I'm going from Mac OS9 to OSX. I need to add the extension .pmd to all the files that I have, as a group. How can I do this?
I think there is an app called Filetyper or something similar which will rename files but what version of OSX? If its Leopard there is no Classic support. If you are buying a new Intel Mac there is no Classic support.
As Bob suggests if you need/want to use Pagemaker keep the old machine to run PM.
You should also read the threads about PM in OSX.
I need to get this setup now, the machine is going to die out on me. Why wait until then? Thanks Bob & Buko for your helpful suggestions.
You can probably get a new (to you) OS9 machine for a song. Try eBay or Craig's List.
And bear in mind that a new machine you buy today CANNOT run
I'm fairly happy with the InDesign/PageMaker fix. It's not exactly as you designed it but pretty darn close. That's been my fix for PageMaker on OSX other than Classic.
And---I did not have to change the extension name!
Just a suggestion.
Copy all your files to disks or cd to archive them for sure.
Soon you will come up with a solution for a new machine/software.
That way, when the poor old machine finally gasps its last, you have your designs. Good luck.
FWIW there is an OSX application called R-Name that will change groups of files like oringinally reuqested.