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Need Pagemaker Plugin for InDesign

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I have old Pagemaker Files (specifically .pm6 files) which I need access to. 
I have downloaded an old copy of  InDesign CS6 and was able to open .pmd files but I get an error when trying to open .pm6 files.

I get an error that I need a plugin. And, of course, can't find it anywhere now. Any ideas?

That's InDesign's general error when you try to open a file that it doesn't recognize. There actually is no plugin to be had since CS6, as Bob says, should open .pm6 files natively (In fact, I just tried one myself and it works). Perhaps there's some corruption in those files. I assume these are PC files? Try rename one with a different extension.. e.g. .p65. The file structures of the three PM's it can open atre very similar, and maybe you can trick it by changing to a different extension.

 

If you'd like, I can take a look at one of the files you are having trouble with and advise.

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Need Pagemaker Plugin for InDesign

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I have old Pagemaker Files (specifically .pm6 files) which I need access to. 
I have downloaded an old copy of  InDesign CS6 and was able to open .pmd files but I get an error when trying to open .pm6 files.

I get an error that I need a plugin. And, of course, can't find it anywhere now. Any ideas?

That's InDesign's general error when you try to open a file that it doesn't recognize. There actually is no plugin to be had since CS6, as Bob says, should open .pm6 files natively (In fact, I just tried one myself and it works). Perhaps there's some corruption in those files. I assume these are PC files? Try rename one with a different extension.. e.g. .p65. The file structures of the three PM's it can open atre very similar, and maybe you can trick it by changing to a different extension.

 

If you'd like, I can take a look at one of the files you are having trouble with and advise.

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CS6 should open PM 6, 6.5 or 7 files. Are you sure those are really Pagemaker files?

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Hello, can i get a link to download CS6 please, i have the same probblem trying to open .pmd files.

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No, if you do not already have a licensed copy of CS6 already downloaded, there is no way to get it. Warning, scammers may contact you privately pretending to be Adobe staff. Adobe will never send you a private message asking you to email an account that isn't @adobe.com, or use Skype. Adobe never ask you for their password. These scammers want your Adobe info, credit cards, your money and control of your computer, please take care.

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That's InDesign's general error when you try to open a file that it doesn't recognize. There actually is no plugin to be had since CS6, as Bob says, should open .pm6 files natively (In fact, I just tried one myself and it works). Perhaps there's some corruption in those files. I assume these are PC files? Try rename one with a different extension.. e.g. .p65. The file structures of the three PM's it can open atre very similar, and maybe you can trick it by changing to a different extension.

 

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