PageMaker-InDesign Compatibility
April 27, 2004 3:29 PM   Subscribe

Regarding PageMaker/InDesign compatibility: I am the production editor at my university's yearbook and we have traditionally done all our design work in Pagemaker, I prefer InDesign. Is there anyway to save InDesign files as pmds or open them in PM or is it a one way thing?
posted by normal_molly to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
it's one way, unfortunately. you could save the document as a pdf and insert each page one at a time into pagemaker, but I don't reccomend it.

this is also true of versions within Indesign, which is the primary reason taht I won't upgrade to 3.0, even though I wan't to. The inability to save files backwards is unique to this adobe app, I believe.
posted by grimley at 4:13 PM on April 27, 2004

Response by poster: Yeah that's what i figured, thanks for confirming.
posted by normal_molly at 4:58 PM on April 27, 2004

Adobe isn't going to develop PageMaker any more. Maybe the staff should consider making the transition to InDesign this year or next? Of course, this is coming from a gal still running Quark 4 on an OSX Mac, so don't listen to me.
posted by whatnot at 7:00 PM on April 27, 2004

Adobe makes a special version of InDesign specifically for ex-PageMaker users, when your team is ready.
posted by jjg at 8:35 PM on April 27, 2004

Maybe some 3rd party has plugins, like for Photoshop and Quark?
posted by amberglow at 8:58 PM on April 27, 2004

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