2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 18, 2009 4:38 PM by BigJohnD

    Word 2003 to Pagemaker 7

    Mr. Lucas
      I'm trying to help the editor of our in-house magazine with a little problem. The editor uses Adobe Pagemaker 7.0 to lay out the pages of her monthly magazine. I am one of many people who write articles for the magazine, and all the writers use MS-Word 2003.

      Let's say the editor has a fresh Pagemaker sheet open on her screen. She clicks File and chooses a command I can't recall at the moment. A small box appears on the screen. Now she finds the Word document she wants to place on the page and clicks OK or something, and the Word document fills that little box and becomes part of the Pagemaker file (.PMD).

      Here's the problem: Some Word documents (mine included) refuse to load into Pagemaker. We're wondering what it is about my document that prevents its loading into PMD. (She can copy and paste the document into the PMD, but that takes a little longer.) I build my documents typically with the Normal template, but I use the Body Text style with a 12-pt space after each paragraph. I also used Word's built-in Heading 3 style for sub-headings, and I used Title style for the main heading. I also include a header with author and word-count fields.

      We used Ctrl+Q to remove the formatting, but that didn't help. We removed the header, but that also made no difference. We haven't tried changing the filename extension to .RTF, but it seems just about all the articles that come in are in .DOC. So...any suggestions? I don't have any macros in my documents. (Well, none that I've built. Our IT crew force-fed something called ApproveIt!, which has placed a number of macros in the Normal template. But that's true for all our writers, so I can't see the macros would have anything to do with it.