I have numerous PageMaker 7.0 layouts that I need to open with a script running on InDesign CS4 Server. These layouts open correctly using InDesign CS4 Desktop. InDesign does a conversion on the layout but they do open correctly. Does anyone know how to open these layouts from a script?
When I attempt to open these layouts, using the Application.Open method, I get the following error:
Cannot open the file "test.pmd". Adobe InDesign may not support the file format, a plug-in that supports the file format may be missing.
Any assistance you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
Odd. Isn't it possible to open the PMD in a more regular way with ID Server? (Don't know the limitations of that version.)
Perhaps you should write a script to open all old docs in the regular ID and save them from in there. Then your server script could use these files.
With CS4, InDesign Server no longer supports opening PageMaker files. This info is included in the Release Notes. InDesign CS4 will still open them so you could pursue a solution there.
Thanks Jeffrey, I was afraid that would be the answer. I'll have to work something out where I do exactly as you suggest and open the PMD files in InDesgin first.