10 Replies Latest reply: Jun 19, 2009 7:08 AM by BobLevine RSS

    How to convert Pagemaker 6.5 files to InDesign CS?

    scott1956 Community Member

      I know I'm a little (A LOT!) behind the times here, but my problem is real just the same.


      I have a file created in Pagemaker 6.5 that I need/want to open in Adobe InDesign CS. From what I read, it should just open, maybe with some quirks or warnings, but open just the same. But mine will not open, even though it opens in Pagemaker 6.5 just fine. Message in InDesign CS says,


      "Cannot open the file "XXX.p65. Adobe InDesign may not support the file format, a plug-in that supports the file format may be missing, or the file may be open in another application."


      Its worth noting that Adobe thinks I do NOT have Pagemaker 6.5 - they have denied me an upgrade price for InDesign CS4. I have been upgrading Pagemaker since Aldus v. 1.0 in the late 80s or early 90s, and I did update to 6.5 way back when. The open screen says it's 6.5, the About screen says it's 6.5, and the files it creates end is .p65. But Adobe says my serial number is version 4.0.


      Anyone have any ideas on how to open this file in InDesignCS?