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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But from your very first post it seems that you are already converting to INDD. Pagemaker is not supported in any new system. This content has been marked as final. Sembera now writes full time about business and technology.

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How to Open a Pagemaker Document in Microsoft Word

I think you don’t want my answer: References 3 Microsoft Support: Go to the Edit menu and select “Edit Story. 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 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.


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. 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. A Pagemaker document may incorporate several sources of text, so it may be necessary to repeat the process filees each “story” found in a Pagemaker document.

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Software that open P65 files

Launch Word and select “Open” under the “File” menu. Navigate to the correct folder; the RTF file should appear on the list. Depending on which text editor you’re pasting into, you might have to add the italics tl the site name.

Please type your message and try again. Open the document in Pagemaker.

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

Tip If you have access to Pagemaker 7. This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled.

You don’t have JavaScript enabled. I have just cracked this! 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. The file opened, some of the captions and headings have moved and some of the most recent illustrations are missing but its OK. If links are missing, you will have to relink them in InDesign. For what it’s worth, this link to a PM7 trial was posted today in another thread and it still works: If you don’t see it, select “Rich Text Format” as the type of file you wish to open.

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His professional career includes stints as a computer tech, information editor and income tax preparer. Click “Save” to complete the process. Under the “File” menu, select “Export” then “Text. too

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