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Converting to Pagemaker format? Help!

Converting to Pagemaker format? Help!

Converting to Pagemaker format? Help!

(OP)
Hi...I'm using InDesign 1.5, and I have just learned the print shop needs my file to be in Pagemaker format. Does anybody have any idea how I can make this happen, short of doing the whole magazine layout over? I am trying not to panic but I see now way to export backwards.

RE: Converting to Pagemaker format? Help!

Ask them if they will do the job if you let them borrow your copy of Indesign maybe. Making sure they delete it after doing the job.

If you can't fix it in 20 call someone who can.

RE: Converting to Pagemaker format? Help!

(OP)
I would, but the trouble is I'm using Windows, and they're using Macs.

I've since decided to reload Pagemaker and start all over...it didn't take as long as I thought it would. But I do think it's really, really short-sighted of Adobe not to allow some sort of export feature to Pagemaker. It's just absurd.

RE: Converting to Pagemaker format? Help!

Options for a printer that is too shortsighted to accept a major publishing file format:

1) Export a PS or PDF file for your printer.  These can be done as a composite or in separations.  Your printer can determine what they would like.

2) Have the printer install a demo of InDesign to print your file.  InDesign 1.5 had a 60 day fully-functional demo available.  InDesign 2.0 has a 30 day fully functional demo.  Your printer will be able to print the file and get a look at a whiz-bang program they have neglected to invest in.

Ideally, you should establish a relationship with your printer so that you can send PS or PDF files.  When properly done, you avoid all platform and font issues.

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