Need to Open PageMaker Files in InDesign? Hang onto CS6.
The other day on the User to User forum there was a post from someone who had just switched from Pagemaker and was assured that InDesign in Creative Cloud would be able to open Pagemaker files. That person was getting nothing but errors and so I found a few old Pagemaker 7 PMD files and tried to open them and InDesign CC didn’t even recognize them as a supported file type. When I clicked on the drop down for All Readable files in the File > Open dialog I was a bit surprised to find this:
Now, I realize this is not going to affect most users but for those of you that do have a need to open the occasional PageMaker file, consider this your warning. Hang on to CS6.