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. Can I get Pagemaker from somewhere? Accessed 31 December 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.

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Or is there a way round this? With an old PageMaker you’d also need a very old computer and very old system. 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 Alan Sembera began writing for local newspapers in Texas and Louisiana.


I think you don’t want my answer: What is not clear with my answer? If links are missing, you will have to relink them in InDesign. Now we are getting somewhere, thank you. 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.

Your version of Pagemaker should be the same as that used create the file, although in most cases you can covert a later version of the software. No, PageMaker is an ancient program and is not pp65 any more.

If you don’t have PageMaker running you cannot do it. Please type your message and try again. Thank you Willi, but I think you have missed the whole point. If you don’t see it, select “Rich Text Format” as the type of file you wish to open.

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

Tip If you have access to Pagemaker 7. Do you still have the linked files available? I did not miss it.

Not that this may be difficult or expensive, you may have one in a cupboard. For what it’s worth, this link to a PM7 trial was posted today in another thread and it still works: I tried to repair the first link and after waiting about a minute it told me it had repaired 77 links! Go to original post. Go to the Edit menu and select “Edit Story. Please enter a title. This content has been marked as final. Use your pointer to select the “object” in the document that contains the text you wish to view in Word.


Launch Word and select “Open” under the “File” menu. This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled.

P65 to PDF

Sembera now writes full time about business and filees. Navigate to the correct folder; the RTF file should appear on the list. 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. Please turn JavaScript back on and reload this page.

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

I don’t have Pagemaker. Click “Save” to complete the process. Small Business – Chron. 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.

Depending on which text editor you’re pasting into, you might have to add the italics to the site name.