4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 23, 2010 8:42 AM by BigJohnD

    Best Solution

    Marlowe-1

      What's the best solution for working with PM6.5 files in Vista?   Will Pagemaker 7.0 run in Vista?

        • 1. Re: Best Solution
          Level 4

          One thread would have been enough but here goes.

           

          You can't use PM in Vista. any version.

           

          If you want to keep using PM (a mistake IMO) you need to keep using your old computer or anther old used computer that is similar old computers are cheap now.

           

          If you want to use your new computer you need InDesign. ID will open your old PM docs and is much better software. the learning curve maybe is going to be a bit steeper than if you had moved to ID sooner but all in all it is still similar to PM.

          • 2. Re: Best Solution
            OHponds

            Yes it will.  I sucessfully use PM 6.5 and 7 with Vista OS.

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            • 3. Re: Best Solution
              Claudio González Most Valuable Participant

              OHponds wrote:

               

              Yes it will.  I sucessfully use PM 6.5 and 7 with Vista OS.

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              As most people seem to find it difficult to even install PM 6.5 under Vista and newer versions of Windows, perhaps you would be willing to explain what you did to get it working reliably? Your  insight would benefit many who cannot/are not willing to move on to InDesign.

              • 4. Re: Best Solution
                BigJohnD Level 3

                OHponds wrote:

                 

                Yes it will.  I sucessfully use PM 6.5 and 7 with Vista OS.

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                You're sitting on a time bomb. Make sure you have lots of backups of your PM files.