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Adobe PageMaker 7.0 + Distiller 5.0

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Adobe_PageMaker_7_PPC.sit (91.76 MB)
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS 9
#2
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
adbpagemaker-7-img.sit (42.82 MB)
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
pm7ov.pdf
Emulation
This app works with: SheepShaver,

PAGEMAKER 7.0 was the final version release of PageMaker, with 7.0 released July 9, 2001, and updates to 7.0.1 were released soon after. Adobe's development on PageMaker ended with version 7.0.1 and legacy support ended a few years later.

Top DL: "Adobe_PageMaker_7_PPC.sit". This is a "Release Candidate" (RC) development beta release of PageMaker 7.0. It is a fully enabled, working beta and appears to be a stable RC. This DL includes an installer for Adobe's Acrobat Distiller 5.0.

Also included is the updater patch to PageMaker v7.0.1. - The update appears to go OK but then - cripples itself once the update is complete. When you next attempt to run the updated PageMaker 7.0.1, it kills itself on launch and will no longer run from then on.

2nd DL: This is the full version of Adobe PageMaker 7.0, it has been preinstalled.
MD5 checksum & filename: 39d0d735b59181b69c227de39b8327ed *adbpagemaker-7-img.sit

It too runs fine - until the 7.0.1 update is applied to it. The 7.0.1 patch also appears to be a killer for this installed copy.

A full installer version of 7.0 (or 7.0.1) is still required to complete this page. Preferably a CD image of this software.

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC

Mac OS 8.6 - 9.2.2.; No native support for PPC Mac OS X (Classic only), nor does it run on Intel-based Macintosh's.

Note: Unstable under Classic mode on OS X; Adobe recommended using an older Macintosh capable of booting native into Mac OS 9, when using this software.

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MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2017, July 5 - 9:55pm

The workaround above, appears to work well at applying the 7.0.1 upgrade successfully.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, May 9 - 7:11pm

@tmm; No worries. Thanks for looking out for it, anyway.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2016, May 9 - 6:23am

Dang, I was wrong yet again... It was the WINDOWS PM7 installer that I found... I only have 6.52 for Mac (which I still think is the best version). I'll use my network of MacOS Old resources and see what I can find...

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, May 8 - 7:45pm

...If you can combine my installer file

I've no problem with doing that, tmm.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2016, May 7 - 5:43am

@MTT, seeing I have it installed on my system, I'm pretty sure I have the 90+MB(?) installer file (not official CD img). If you can combine my installer file + Acrobat 5.0 installer on the one download, that would be awesome too... give me a few hours when I get home...

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, May 7 - 2:39am

That would be awesome if you can locate it, tmm.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2016, May 7 - 2:37am
5

I believe I have the 7.0 Installer, with templates...

I will search through my archives (I believe the archive is renamed to InDesign, which makes it very difficult to find, but I can tell by the size of the archive) :-/

It may have been renamed to stop it getting removed all the time... dunno.

I'll install it under SheepShaver to check if it is the full or RC version too...

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2015, November 8 - 7:26pm

On closer inspection of the current archive above, I discover that it is a development "Release Candidate" (RC) version, a Beta release (version rsrc viewed in ResEdit returns "Development").
[Edit] remainder to this comment, moved to description, above.
[Edit] added full (preinstalled) version 7.0 to page (2nd DL).

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2015, November 8 - 2:20am

Many thanks mrdav (and soudesune too), for having the archive.

by mrdav - 2015, November 8 - 1:20am

The upload came from a big disk of goodies that soudesune sent me a while back.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2015, November 7 - 11:20pm

PageMaker 7.0 should now be archived here and the purchase link above removed:[Edit] is now archived above.

On the PageMaker support page, it states:

  Adobe has discontinued support for this product. Adobe will honor all paid technical support contracts until they expire. Basic warranty technical support will expire on August 1, 2011. For additional support, visit the PageMaker Community Forum.
- PageMaker support

Visiting the PageMaker forum, users field questions about "Where to purchase 7.0?" with responses bordering on the sarcastic like "good luck finding a copy, sunshine".

One of the forum's regulars, replies to such requests with a: "Pagemaker is dead and as far as I know is no longer available." and elsewhere, more succinctly; "Pagemaker is DEAD!".

Even the trial version of PageMaker has disappeared from Adobe's site.

Its time for us to give it some love.

jonnyboy's picture
by jonnyboy - 2011, January 2 - 4:00am

can't get this downloaded Pagemaker to accept the 7.01 update (btw: Powerbook G4 1ghz Titanium booting 9.2.2 - NOT Classic...!!!)

Is this version of Pagemaker some kind of pre-release ..(ie. creation date issue)..? even tried "merging" with the Demo version of 7.01 (..boy was that a disaster..)

thoughts? - ideas? - questions? - perhaps someone else can re-submit

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, August 26 - 9:01am

The "Manual" is not exactly a MANUAL, it is more like a promotional brochure,
but it looks good though.

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2009, August 19 - 3:29pm

Sorry, NO WAREZ!!!!

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2009, August 19 - 1:37pm

When I used Pagemaker, than was Aldus product, not Adobe

"In 1994 Adobe Systems acquired Aldus and PageMaker."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldus_Pagemaker
Smile
But, the Wikipedia entry let's miss the version information back in 1994.

TataMisia's picture
by TataMisia - 2009, August 19 - 9:27am

When I used Pagemaker, than was Aldus product, not Adobe Smile

MacWise's picture
by MacWise - 2009, August 19 - 12:46am

The war was short for me. We used PageMaker for everything, but it had two major flaws: documents took an eternity to print and sometimes they became corrupted, and when that happened there was no way of recovering them. They had to be recreated from scratch, usually in a hurry. When I found out that QuarkXPress didn't have those flaws I switched with my eyes closed and never regreted it. I still used other Adobe products, mostly Photoshop and Illustrator, but PageMaker, never again.

However, there were those who stayed with the fallen king until the bitter end, so this page should be a lifesaver for them--until it's taken down.

TataMisia's picture
by TataMisia - 2009, August 18 - 6:48pm

Another versions Pagemaker (1-6) are here: http://machut.valleyofthelights.com (DTP directory).
I remember sweet 90's years. Pagemaker was a King at PC computers.
And remember war aganist PageMaker and Quark Xpress users Smile

MacWise's picture
by MacWise - 2009, August 18 - 8:41am

Sorry I was kidding, (and surprised)

I know you were kidding but what you say is true. People usually want old software to open old documents and export them to a forward-compatible format, or copy and paste whatever they can salvage. That's it. And it's not worth $499, not even the $79 for the upgrade if you are lucky. So when I said that we should lose the buy link and pretend we don't know, I wasn't kidding. This page represents $499 in savings for anyone who needs to open an old PageMaker document. But it's not my site and therefore not my call.

I also have some Mac software which I don't know if its Ok to upload here

Just google "buy (application)" if you want to know, but I think you are safe in that area. Some things like AppleWorks 6 and Virtual Game Station are already up, so search the site before uploading to avoid duplicates.

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, August 18 - 4:13am

Sorry I was kidding, (and surprised)

Yeah, thats too much money even if it was the last version, and on the same context
I also have some Mac software which I don't know if its Ok to upload here
I mentioned that on this post:

http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/bryce-20

(I know most of them are Ok but I'd like to know which ones are Not Ok)

THX

MacWise's picture
by MacWise - 2009, August 18 - 3:44am

No ma'am. 499 US dollars plus shipping and handling. And they admit it doesn't run well in Classic.

Maybe we should remove the link to Adobe and pretend we don't know.

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, August 18 - 3:00am

You mean $499 Mexican Pesos right?

Cuz tht'stoo muchforamerican dollars amigo!

MacWise's picture
by MacWise - 2009, August 18 - 2:43am

Sorry to give you the bad news guys but if it's still being sold then it's not abandonware; although charging $499 for this outdated thing is outrageous! So if you want it download it now before Balrog takes the link down to keep this site legit.

Thanks anyway TataMisia and keep the file around because one of this days Adobe will finally dump Pagemaker 7.0. By the way do you have any previous version like 6 or 5 that you could upload instead? Those are abandonware all right.

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, August 18 - 1:46am

Thanks!, I got it,
For some reason the Stuffit 5 didn't work for this files, so I upgraded to v7 and ran with no problems.

thanks for the upload.. this is a good program.

TataMisia's picture
by TataMisia - 2009, August 17 - 11:47pm

I try unpack once more. It's OK. Stuffit Expander 5.5, Mac OS 8.6

TataMisia's picture
by TataMisia - 2009, August 17 - 11:38pm

I dont know. I unpack it without errors. Use Stuffit 7.0.3

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, August 17 - 10:46pm

Excuse me but, How do you open this type of files? (.sit_bin )

Because when I try to uncompress them, it opens the Stuffit expander and at first, seems to be Ok
but when the progress line reaches about 10% it goes back to Zero and starts doing it over and over again, this is the same with SheepShaver and Basilisk, also I have the same problem with Adobe Acrobat Pro,

THX