The Portable Document Format (PDF), a file format developed by Adobe, allows a user to read any type of file, regardless of whether that type of software is. Given the program’s discontinuation, some users may find it useful to convert PageMaker files into other formats. Knowing how to convert a PageMaker file . Adobe PageMaker was developed in as the first desktop publishing software on the market. While the software was replaced in by Adobe InDesign.

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Adobe’s Pagemaker software was once one of the most powerful page design tools available for the PC. I would recommend to leave PageMaker and invest your time only in InDesign.

If the file was originally created in Pagemaker versions 6 or 7, you can also open it using Adobe’s InDesign software, which incorporated many of Pagemaker’s riles after Adobe stopped supporting Pagemaker in Depending on which text editor you’re pasting into, you might have to add the italics to the site name. References 3 Microsoft Support: A Pagemaker document may incorporate several sources of text, so it may be necessary to repeat fules process for each “story” found in a Pagemaker document.


That is what I wrote. Not that this may be difficult or expensive, you may have one in a cupboard.

How to Open a Pagemaker Document in Microsoft Word

Under the “File” menu, select “Export” then “Text. I don’t have Pagemaker. If you don’t see it, select “Rich Text Format” as the type of file you wish to open. Sembera now writes full time about business and technology. Your version of Pagemaker should be the same as that used create the file, although in most cases you can use a later version of the software. For ti it’s worth, this link to a PM7 trial was posted today in another thread and it still works: If links are missing, you will have to relink them in InDesign.

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Launch Word and select “Open” under the “File” menu. No, PageMaker is an ancient program and is not available any more. Sorry, Comvert, that wasn’t clear; so the question now is, can I get hold of an old Pagemaker from some where, or flies I got to completely rebuild the book I’ve been writing for the last thirty years?

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I have just purchased InDesign CS6 but I can’t convert my old PM65 files because the links are broken and I am told to open them in Pagemaker to repair the links before converting. Navigate to filles correct folder; the RTF file should appear on the list. Accessed 31 December Please enter a title. Resources 1 Adobe Systems: Open the file as you would any other Word document.


If you don’t have PageMaker running you cannot do it. Due to the complexity of the page designs, files in the default Pagemaker format aren’t readily accessible by word processors such as Microsoft Word. Go to the Edit menu and select “Edit Story. Now we are getting somewhere, thank you.

If you want to use Word to view the text in a Pagemaker file, you will first have to open the file in Pagemaker and then save the text to a separate file in a format readable concert Word. I have just purchased InDesign because Pagemaker is no longer available but I have P65 files which have broken links because of new hardware and software and need to be reconnected in Pagemaker otherwise I just get a blank page.

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