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Send it to me. I'll try and open it.
I to would like to open and convert a 4.2 document for a reunion
good luck robert, I'd try but the last 4.2 file didn't work.
do you think something happened in file sending or compression in order to email?
We have been able to open 4.2 files here with our 6.0 version, then opening the 6 version on our "newer" mac that has 6.52.
It could be that the file has somehow degraded, too.
Maybe try to copy to a cd for Buko????
I don't have 6 installed just 6.5 and 7
I don't have time to look for my disks, that's software from 10 + years ago.
I to had a file saved in 4.2 format. Notice I said HAD.
Here is what you do: Start up PageMaker version 6.5 and with the file where you can get to it, select OPEN.
It gives various places to go. I selected Desktop and then the file name.
I had the file on my desktop. So I selected the filename (while in Pagemaker 6.5 ) Pagemaker springs to life and opens the file as version 6.5. Easy enough!
The dialog states it is converting the file. You must always save the file and use a different name or version number.
Yes, that's always worked for me. I have the feeling the original problem was that it was a huge file (50mb) and that made PageMaker stumble if not just refuse. All my smaller files have just popped open using your method. Sometimes if not, I've had to find my old computer, plug it in and use the old Pagemaker version. This is always a good Plan B, that i use even at work. When we upgrade computers, it and it's software go into the back room where we do our scanning and film imaging. Making a plan to have a plan B is very wise to do.
Yes, I still have my old Macs! Clear back to my original Se. They all still work and are sometimes called into action. My se serves as my recipe database and a place for me to vent when i need to write for therapy. My Mac Performa is in the guest room so guests can get online to read emails, etc. It's also great so I can use the web while hubby is on the 'big' computer.
My clamshell laptop is the gatekeeper to my novels i'm working on!
Fun all over the house!!!