PM should import *.dxf files.
You can check if the import filter (Imdxf9.flt) is installed by clicking Ctrl+Shift+About Pagemaker in the Help Menu.
Iechyd da! John
13:46 11/08/2009 BST
Autocad has been updated over the last few years, pahemaker has not, placing files may not work.
I always open up autocad files in illustrator and clean them up before placing them in a pagelayout program.
Autocad treats things in a different way, and it is not always compatible with postscript. Line weights are often 0 or very small, and will not reproduce well, colors can be messed up too,
thanks for your response. However, due to my complete ignorance with this software I still cant do much. I have inserted the image I want, but it still wont print out on the A3 printer, it only shows the image on the big A0 plotter when I print out A1's. I also need the image to be visable when I convert the document to a PDF if you have any ideas?
apologies for my ignorance, I have fairly recently started my new job, and this pagemaker stuff has been dumped on me despite me never having used it before, and no-one in the office has a clue what pagemaker is which is really handy.
Do you have access to Adobe Illustrator?
nope. I've copy and pasted the image directly from AutoCad, which works ok with printing the document on an A1 but not the A3 printer or more importantly PDF's.
Neil Geddes wrote:
nope. I've copy and pasted the image directly from AutoCad,
You have AutoCad. Try exporting as a pdf (acrobat 4 pdf1.3) or eps directly out of autoCad, or even tiff/jpg if the other file formats are not available and then placing that file in pagemaker