PageMaker to InDesign File Conversions
by Steve Giesel
It’s come to my attention that this may be a good time to revisit this
topic. If you’re not sure what this is about, you may not need this information.
But those of you who use Adobe PageMaker are advised to take note.
Adobe is not supporting PageMaker for Microsoft Vista. This means you
need to convert your PageMaker files to InDesign format prior to moving
to your new Vista computers. If you have InDesign on your XP computer now,
I suggest you make this task a priority, before you receive your new Vista
If you’ve ordered InDesign but don’t expect to have it until you have
your Vista machine, that’s obviously a problem. The best solution is for
you to download a trial version of InDesign now and install it along side
PageMaker on your XP computer. The links below provide you with the relevant
Adobe documentation and the place to begin a download process. The documentation
outlines 5-6 steps involved in making sure your PageMaker files are ready
for conversion, for the smoothest conversion possible don’t skip these steps.
- Adobe Knowledgebase article detailing the steps to take, includes
a link to a PDF version.
- Free trial link for InDesign. You’ll need to create an Adobe account
if you don’t already have one.