FW: PageMaker file extension and portability

Subject: FW: PageMaker file extension and portability
From: "McClain, Bill" <BMcClain -at- centura -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 15:14:52 -0500

I've often wondered why there are third-party products that can translate
Adobe's PDF format used in Acrobat, but nobody's ever come up with a parser
for PageMaker. Did Adobe open the PDF specification? If so, why not do so
for PageMaker's files? Or was the former reverse-engineered but not the

Bill McClain
("Writers are always selling somebody out." - Joan Didion)

-----Original Message-----
From: Nancy Johnson [mailto:NancyJ -at- photoworks -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 2:23 PM
Subject: RE: PageMaker file extension and portability

PageMaker is not importable...other files can be imported into it, though.

Extensions are: .p65 or .pm6 or .pm5 (depending on the version used)

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