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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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How to Convert an Adobe Pagemaker 6.5 File to a Word File

References 3 Microsoft Support: His professional career includes stints as a computer tech, information editor and income tax preparer. 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. If convett don’t see it, select “Rich Text Format” as the type of file you wish to open. What is not clear with my answer?

I would recommend to leave PageMaker and ti your time only in InDesign. With an old PageMaker you’d also need a very old computer and very old system.

Small Business – Chron. I don’t have Pagemaker.

How to Open a Pagemaker Document in Microsoft Word

Depending on which text editor you’re pasting into, you might have to add converr italics to the site name. For what it’s worth, this link to a PM7 trial was posted too in another thread and it still works: 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. Alan Sembera began writing for local newspapers in Texas and Louisiana.


Tip If you have access to Pagemaker 7. If ocnvert are missing, you will have to relink them in InDesign. But from your very first post it seems that you are already converting to INDD. Not that this may be difficult or expensive, you may have one in a cupboard. Open the document in Pagemaker.

Go to original post. The file opened, some of the captions and headings have moved and some of the most recent illustrations are missing but its OK. Or is there a way round this?

Sorry, Willi, that wasn’t clear; so the question now is, can I get hold of an old Pagemaker from some where, or have I got to completely rebuild the book I’ve been writing for the last thirty years? Sembera now writes full time about business and p6. A Pagemaker document may incorporate several sources of text, so it may be necessary to repeat the process for each “story” found in a Pagemaker document.

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This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled. Click “Save” to complete the process. Navigate to the correct folder; the RTF file should appear on the list.

I think you don’t want my answer: Go to the Edit menu and select “Edit Story. I have just cracked this! Open the file as you would any other Word document.

Resources 1 Adobe Systems: This content has been marked as final. 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 to Word. Skip to main content. Thank you Willi, but I think you have missed the whole point. 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 features after Adobe stopped supporting Pagemaker in Adobe’s Pagemaker software was convett one of the most powerful page design tools available for the PC.


Use your pointer to select the “object” in the document that contains the text you wish to view in Word. Please type your message and try again.

How to Open a Pagemaker Document in Microsoft Word |

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. If you don’t have PageMaker running you cannot do it. I did not miss it. Under the “File” menu, select “Export” then “Text.

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Do you still have the linked files available? You don’t have JavaScript enabled. Can I get Pagemaker from somewhere? Correct Answers – 10 points. Launch Word and select “Open” under the “File” menu. I tried to repair the first link and after waiting about a minute it told me it had repaired donvert links! No, PageMaker is an ancient program and is not available any more.

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. Now we are getting somewhere, thank you. Please enter a title.