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Pagemaker question
Posted by: samintx
Date: January 26, 2009 05:11PM
Will Pagemaker 6.5 or 7 work with OSX? or only with 9.2.2 which I'm using now with PageMaker 6 & 7.

Do I have to use the new CS whatever with my G4 and OSX? and if so will my Old Pagemaker files import? I can import PageMaker 5 with PM6 but don't know about the new CS program or whatever it is call...if it will open (and then I can revise) my old files.

Thanks.
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Re: Pagemaker question
Posted by: jesse
Date: January 26, 2009 05:24PM
PageMaker will not work with OS X unless you are able to run classic on it.

InDesign is the Adobe app. that replaced PageMaker, I'm not sure how far back it will open files, I open PM 6.5 files all the time at work, the text sometimes wraps a little differently and links need to be updated.
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Re: Pagemaker question
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: January 26, 2009 05:27PM
InDesign opens PM files just fine. (A few small details, such as paragraph rules, sometimes have to be redefined).

I'm an old-time PM user from waaaay back, set in my ways, and I took to InDesign much more quickly than I expected to.
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Re: Pagemaker question
Posted by: samintx
Date: January 26, 2009 05:30PM
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Mr Downtown
InDesign opens PM files just fine. (A few small details, such as paragraph rules, sometimes have to be redefined).

I'm an old-time PM user from waaaay back, set in my ways, and I took to InDesign much more quickly than I expected to.

Ah, thank you. I have 6, 6.5 and 7 Pagemaker (and I too go way way back to Pagemaker 1 on the Mac..but I don't think it was called Pagemaker 1 then) I have not tried InDesign altho I have it. stuck in my ways I guess.
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Re: Pagemaker question
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: January 26, 2009 06:29PM
OS X has been the de-facto operating system for what, 6 years now?
Time to start letting OS 9 go... :-D


And yes, InDesign will open Pagemaker 6.5 and Pagemaker 7 documents (at least). Like Mr Downtown says, maybe a little tweaking here and there once they're converted, but not bad.]



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Re: Pagemaker question
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: January 26, 2009 08:05PM
Make the leap. InDesign had one of the roughest starts for an app I've ever seen, but that's ancient history. It's been a stellar application for a long time now. You won't regret coming into the 21st century. winking smiley
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Re: Pagemaker question
Posted by: graylocks
Date: January 26, 2009 10:12PM
what do you use PM for these days? all of my PM needs have been very well served by BeLightSoft's Swift Publisher.
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