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PageMaker 3.x Converter for Windows

The PageMaker 3.x Converter converts PageMaker 3.x for Windows publications to PageMaker 4.0 publications, which you can then open in PageMaker 5.0 or later. This archive replaces the previous release of the PageMaker 3.x Converter (pm3pm4.zip). Other than easier installation, this version of the PageMaker 3.x Converter provides no additional or enhanced functionality.

File Information

Product PageMaker
Version All
Platform Windows
File Name pm345.exe
File Size 1.9MB
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System requirements

Windows 3.1 or later
4 MB of random-access memory (RAM)
VGA monitor
8 MB of hard-disk space

Installation Instructions

After downloading a ".exe" file in Windows, double-click on the ".exe" file to access the file's contents.

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1. Double-click the Pmcsetup or Pmcsetup.exe file in the Convert folder.
2. In the dialog box that asks where you want to install PM 3.X Converter files, click OK to accept the default installation location (C:\Pm3cvt directory) or enter a different location, then click OK.
3. Click Install in the Installer Main Window.
4. In the dialog box that asks for the drive and directory from which you want to install, click OK to accept the default location (C:\Convert directory).
5. When the installation is complete, click OK, then click Exit to exit the installer.

Additional notes

To convert a PageMaker 3.x publication to PageMaker 5.0 or later using the PageMaker 3.x Converter:
1. Start the PageMaker 3.x Converter:
In Windows 95, choose Start > Programs > PageMaker 3.X Converter > PageMaker 3.X Pub Converter.

In Windows 3.1x, double-click the PageMaker 3.X Pub Converter icon in the PageMaker 3.X Converter program group in Program Manager.

If the PageMaker 3.x Converter returns a hyphenation or dictionary alert while starting or opening a publication, click Continue.

2. Choose File > Open, then select the PageMaker 3.x publication you want to convert. The PageMaker 3.x Converter opens an untitled copy of the publication.
3. Choose File > Save As to save the converted publication. Give the publication a new name if you don't want the newly converted PageMaker 4.0 publication to replace the original PageMaker 3.x publication.
4. Open the PageMaker 4.0 publication in PageMaker 5.0 or later.

Since the PageMaker 3.x Converter is a stripped-down version of PageMaker 4.0, do not use it to make changes to objects in your publications. PageMaker 5.0 and later can open PageMaker 4.0 publications, but it cannot open PageMaker 3.02 or earlier publications.

Converting a PageMaker 3.x publication may cause subtle changes to the publication. For example, lines of text may break at different points after PageMaker recomposes a story. For more information on converting PageMaker publications, see the PageMaker 4.x, 5.0x, or 6.x Getting Started manual.

To remove the PageMaker 3.x Converter in Windows 95:
1. In Windows 95 and later, right-click on the Start button, choose Explore from the pop-up menu that appears, open the Programs folder, then delete the PageMaker 3.X Converter folder.
2. In Windows Explorer, find and then delete the Convert folder and its contents. The Convert folder contains the Converter's installation files.
3. Find and then delete the Pm3cvt folder and its contents. (If you rename the default folder, find the folder by that name.) The Pm3cvt folder contains the Converter's application files.
4. Open the Win.ini file, which is in your Windows folder, in Windows Notepad.
5. Remove the following lines from the [Aldus] section of the Win.ini file:

PM3CVDirectory=C:\PM3CVT
NetPM3CVDirectory=NONE
PM3CVLangDir=USENGLSH

To remove the PageMaker 3.x Converter in Windows 3.1x:
1. In Windows 3.1x, delete the PageMaker 3.X Converter group from Program Manager.
2. In Windows File Manager, find and then delete the Convert folder and its contents. The Convert folder contains the Converter's installation files.
3. Find and then delete the Pm3cvt folder and its contents. (If you rename the default folder, find the folder by that name.) The Pm3cvt folder contains the Converter's application files.
4. Open the Win.ini file, which is in your Windows folder, in Windows Notepad.
5. Remove the following lines from the [Aldus] section of the Win.ini file:

PM3CVDirectory=C:\PM3CVT
NetPM3CVDirectory=NONE
PM3CVLangDir=USENGLSH

All the files required to install the PageMaker 3.x Converter will not fit on a single 1.44 MB disk. To copy the PageMaker 3.x Converter to another computer, copy some of the files included in this archive to one floppy disk, then copy the remaining files to another floppy disk. On the destination computer, create a temporary folder (e.g., "Install"), then copy the files from both disks to the new folder. Proceed with the installation by double-clicking the Pmcsetup or Pmcsetup.exe file.

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