My company bought Pagemaker 5 a very long time ago. And the original install disc has since "disappeared". The last standing computer that had Pagemaker installed, recently had a major melt down and the program was unsalvagable.
We have several PM5 files that I would like to access somehow (whether it be purchasing a program that can read these files, or converting them in some way or even being able to get the program again) It would be nice if I can edit them, but if that is not possible, just to print would be awesome.
We're running Windows XP Professional service Pack 2.
I tried opening them in InDesign 2, and I guess InDesign can only read PM6 and up files. Is there a way to convert PM5 files to PM6 so I can access them in InDesign?
Any help would be much appreciated.
You can download a trial version of PM7 from here:
It will open a PM5 file and you should be able to save it as *.PMD for opening in InDesign.
You are likely to encounter missing fonts (which affects the composition but can be substituted) and missing images - I hope you can find them.
Iechyd da! John
Alright! Thank you John!
Problem solved. Everything worked great (some minor text issues, no biggie) Just the solution I was looking for.
Be sure to open all the PM5 files you need before the 30day trial runs out. or you can upgrade to PM 7 for $79 if you will be needing to do this very much.