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any pagemaker users?

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Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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I was able to get a Pagemaker 6.5 CD to list in my Mac OS 11.3 disk utility with 2 listings on the CD:

 

PLDS DVD-RW DS8ABSH Media

mounting point: External

 

Adobe PageMaker 6.5 Plus

mounting error 49153

 

I do not know how to open the application...any help?

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Aug 13, 2021 Aug 13, 2021

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As far as your CD error: Your CD won't mount because current Macs (From Catalina onwards) no longer support the old HFS file standard, so despite being able to see it in your Disk Utility, you will not be able to mount it. There is no work around. This includes any CDs you may have written yourself in years past.

 

This is moot anyway because of your main question: I guess it depends on WHY you want to do this?

As mentioned, you are about 15-20 years too late for this.

I have been a Pagemaker guy since Day 1, so I've seen every iteration of it, and, as mentioned, the last System it would run on "natively" was System 9.2.2, although I also carried it through to OSX in Classic mode up to Tiger (10.4), but it was always better to run in in OS 9.

I personally keep an old Mac G3 around to run PageMaker and other older programs like (gag) Freehand. It's actually quite handy in conversion to InDesign if the PM file is natively all sorted out (re: links etc) beforehand.

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug 15, 2021 Aug 15, 2021

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Freehand MX was OS X-native though.

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Aug 15, 2021 Aug 15, 2021

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Yes, it was.. and I have that running too, on an OS X partition on the same G3, but really, the older files I needed to work with were older than that. Not many people I knew stayed with Freehand that long anyway.

 

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