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IIRC, the PM7 setup CD-ROM will do it all for you.
However it's years since I did it.
You need to install a Postscript Printer (any will do - a LaserWriter is fine) from the Windows Control Panel, and make sure the Distiller PPD is in the folder
which is usually:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\PageMaker 7.0\RSRC\USENGLSH\PPD4 (USA) or
C:\Program Files\Adobe\PageMaker 7.0\RSRC\UKENGLSH\PPD4 (UK/CDN/AUS/NZ)
The Distiller5 PPD is here: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=204
Iechyd da! John
13:06 19/02/2009 GMT
First of all thank you for your response
I am going to uninstall PM 7 and reinstall it. LaserWriter is for Apple and I have a regular PC. I'm not sure what you mean when you say install a Postscript Printer from the Windows Control Panel. I don't find that option.
I know I should download a postscript printer driver but I need a ppd file before I can do that. When I download the Distiller5PPD is is just a file on my desk top??
I am just so clueless.
> I am going to uninstall PM 7 and reinstall it.
The first part is a good idea, but I don't recommend the second part.
Time to consider InDesign instead of a dead product.
b To Install A Printer
Click Start, Settings, and Control Panel.
In the control panel double-click the Printers or Printers and Fax icon.
In the Printers window click the "Add a printer" icon.
Use the port FILE: and ANY PS printer - Apple, HP, Canon, Epson - they work with ANY windows PC.
b PPD File.
The file is in WinZip format and needs to be "unzipped" to reveal the files contained it.
The default download location on your PC is probably your Desktop.
Iechyd da! John
16:35 19/02/2009 GMT
You were right on. When I reinstalled PageMaker 7, I noticed I could also install Distiller and PostScript Printer. This may have solved the problem. (When I reinstalled PageMaker 7 after the computer crashed I didn't install Distiller or Postscript.)
It is people like you who are willing to help others that make people like me smile.
Robert - you're right. I need to go to InDesign.