PageMaker 7.0 on Windows Vista: What doesn't work? - Adobe Pagemaker

This is a discussion on PageMaker 7.0 on Windows Vista: What doesn't work? - Adobe Pagemaker ; Adobe is clear that they're retiring PageMaker and won't be releasing a Vista-compatible version. They ALSO say that PageMaker won't install or run on Vista. This last is not quite true. I have PM 7.0 on Vista and have encountered ...

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PageMaker 7.0 on Windows Vista: What doesn't work?

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    Adobe is clear that they're retiring PageMaker and won't be releasing a Vista-compatible version. They ALSO say that PageMaker won't install or run on Vista. This last is not quite true. I have PM 7.0 on Vista and have encountered very few issues.

    The only serious problem so far is that the Build Booklet plug-in simply will not run.

    Because I still need PageMaker for a specific assignment, and because my new computer has Vista, I'd like to know what features/plug-ins/etc. other folks have discovered won't function in the Vista environment.

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    PM on Vista is completely hit or miss. While you're certainly free to
    ask, someone else's finding will be just about useless to you.

    Bob

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    Adobe is clear that they're retiring PageMaker.




    PageMaker was retired long ago.

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    > I have PM 7.0 on Vista and have encountered very few issues.





    That's good news, but be prepared for it go belly up without notice.

    See this FAQ:
    * John Davies, "7.9 - PageMaker and Microsoft Windows Vista" #1, 20 Mar 2007 7:31 pm </webx?14@@.3bc375a1/0>

    Iechyd da! John
    00:12 30/05/2008 BST

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    Pagemaker? or InDesign? I may arrive late to the discussion but here are my five cents: 1. I began Graphic Design (and Pagemaker) when it was still running in windows 286, a long while ago. I have worked with all versions, up to 6.75, which runs smoothly in XP! (No complaits). I migrated to Indesign in version CS2. Why Pagemaker? lightweight, light lo load, smooth and easy to run for text based publications (attorney books and other legal stuff). Why InDesign? Heavy Duty, strong support for high volume, graphics and major tweaks in publications. (magazines, rich in media and with tons of images, transparencies and silhouettes). From my Point of View, Adobe may resucite Pagemaker as an InDesign "Light" or "InDesign Express" to satisfy the low level publications, and keep the InDesign CS3 for the high-end rich media publications. I definitely find it useless to buy InDesign for text oriented publications when Pagemaker does the job waaaay much faster and easier!

    Thanks.

    Juan Pablo Rojas
    Merca-web.com

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    I've never understood the calls for an InDesign "light" (or any other cut-down version of an app). If Indesign has features you don't need, then just don't use them. If all you want to do is fairly simple text typesetting, then ID has a much better feature set than PM in this regard, so why would you want to use an inferior product? The only reason that makes any sense to me at all is that PM runs on lower-specced systems than ID, but RAM and memory are cheap these days, so I don't see that as a particularly strong reason to keep PM going.

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    > Adobe may resucite Pagemaker as an InDesign "Light" or "InDesign Express"

    to satisfy the low level publications




    Nice idea, but PM is just plain old and out of date - poor network functionality, not compatible with Vista, lacks import filters for tables and updated text formats, no character styles, screen display of images needs improving, PDF creation very last year, &c. &c.

    The work required to bring it up to speed just isn't worth it.

    Iechyd da! John
    09:46 14/07/2008 BST

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    Try operating system virtualization, which I explained roughly in another thread of a similar nature. OS virtualization is great for using all manner of old software.

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