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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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Tip If you have access to Pagemaker 7. Pagemaker is not supported in any new system.

How to Open a Pagemaker Document in Microsoft Word

Fonvert 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. Go to original post. Skip to main content. 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.

Filds now writes full time about business and technology. Alan Sembera began writing for local newspapers in Texas and Louisiana. Or is there a way round this?

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Open the file as you would any other Word document. Use your pointer to select the “object” in the document that contains the text you wish to view in Word. Not that this may be difficult or expensive, you may have one in a cupboard.


His professional career includes stints as a computer tech, information editor and income tax preparer. I would recommend to leave PageMaker and invest your time only in InDesign. Resources 1 Adobe Systems: Can I get Pagemaker from somewhere? That is what I wrote. I don’t have Pagemaker.

For what it’s worth, this link to a PM7 trial was posted today in another thread and it still works: What is not clear with my answer?

This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled. Depending on filrs text editor you’re pasting into, you might have to add the italics to the site name. If links are missing, you will have to relink them in InDesign. I think you don’t want my answer: Please enter a title. Thank you Willi, but I think you have missed the whole point.

Under the “File” menu, select “Export” then “Text. But from your very first post it seems that you fiels already converting ifles INDD. This content has been marked as final. 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?

The P65 File Extension

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. Please type your message and try again. No, PageMaker is an ancient program and is not available any more.



Launch Word and select “Open” under the “File” menu. I did not miss it. Do you still have the linked files available? Click “Save” to complete the process. I have just cracked this!

Now we are getting somewhere, thank you. 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 I have just purchased InDesign CS6 but I can’t convert filws old PM65 files because the links are broken and I am told to open them in Pagemaker to repair the links before converting.

.P65 File Extension

Accessed 31 December If you don’t see it, select “Rich Text Format” as the type of file you wish to open. Go to the Edit menu and select “Edit Story. Small Business – Chron. The file opened, some of the captions and headings have moved and some of the most recent illustrations are missing but its OK. I have just purchased InDesign because Pagemaker is no longer conveft but I have P65 files which have broken links because confert new hardware and software and need to be reconnected in Pagemaker otherwise I just get a blank page.

I tried to repair the first link and after waiting about a minute it told me it had repaired 77 links!