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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Sembera now writes full time about business and technology. Please turn JavaScript back on and reload this page. 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 filws I’ve been writing for the last thirty years?

How to Open a Pagemaker Document in Microsoft Word

Not that this may be difficult or expensive, you may have one in a cupboard. Thank you Willi, but I think you have missed the whole point.

A Pagemaker document may incorporate several sources of text, so it may be ocnvert to repeat the process for each “story” found in a Pagemaker document. If links are missing, you will have to relink them in InDesign. I did not miss it. I would recommend to leave PageMaker and invest your time only in InDesign. The file opened, some of the captions and headings have fkles and some of the most recent illustrations are missing but its OK. Small Business – Chron. References 3 Microsoft Support: This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled.


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. Tip If you have access to Pagemaker 7.

The P65 File Extension

Or is there a way round this? Accessed 31 December If you fies see it, select “Rich Text Format” as the type of file you wish to open. Do you still have the linked files available? Pagemaker is not supported in any new system. I think you don’t want my answer: Please type your message and try again.

If you don’t have PageMaker running you cannot do it. Depending on which text editor you’re pasting into, you might have to add the italics to the site name.

Correct Answers – 10 points. Now we are getting somewhere, thank you. Click “Save” to complete the process. I tried to repair the first link and after waiting about a minute it told me it had repaired 77 links! Skip to main content.

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I have just cracked this! Go to original post.

This content has been marked as final. That is what I wrote. Launch Word and select “Open” under the “File” menu. 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. Use your pointer to select the “object” in the document that contains the text you t to view in Word.


What is not clear with my answer? With an old PageMaker you’d also need a very old computer and very old system.

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. Open the file as you would any other Word document.

I don’t have Pagemaker. His professional career includes stints as a computer tech, information editor and income tax preparer. Tiles don’t have JavaScript enabled. Adobe’s Pagemaker software was once one of the most powerful page design tools available for the PC. 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. But from your very first post it seems that you are already converting giles INDD.

Navigate convfrt the correct folder; the RTF file should appear clnvert the list. No, PageMaker is an ancient program and is not available any more. 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.

Under the “File” menu, select “Export” then “Text. Alan Sembera began writing for local newspapers in Texas and Louisiana. Can I get Pagemaker from somewhere?