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Adobe PageMaker 6.5

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Year released:
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
pm652.sit (45.29 MB)
MD5: fb3f24029bd338456815d58ed09e2c22
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (281.64 MB)
MD5: 94cb87df2df3bf1b11a510a298425a79
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
PageMaker-6.5_DE.iso_.sit (215.91 MB)
MD5: 200d47a112198c3697e2c612245177d7
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Adobe_Pagemaker_6.5_CD.iso_.sit (336.10 MB)
MD5: fb8ba7f98c22a61905575724b4fa297a
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver,

Top DL: Adobe PageMaker 6.5, with 6.5.2 Update and serials.

2nd DL: The file is a cd image of the Danish version of PageMaker 6.5.

3rd DL: CD image, German version.

4th DL: CD image, English version. Includes additional content (Acrobat Reader 3.01, Distiller 3.01, Tour PageMaker 6.5, Technical Information, QuickTime 2.5)

Adobe PageMaker 6.5
Preinstalled german version (19 MB).

See also:
Aldus PageMaker 1 ,
Aldus PageMaker 2 ,
Aldus PageMaker 3.x ,
Aldus PageMaker 3.x Pub Converter ,
Aldus PageMaker 4.0 ,
Aldus PageMaker 4.2 ,
Aldus PageMaker 5.0 ,
Adobe PageMaker 5.0 Bundle ,
Adobe PageMaker 6 ,
Adobe PageMaker 6 (German) ,
Adobe Publishing Collection (PageMaker 6.52 Plus, & Clip Art CD),
Adobe PageMaker 7.0 + Distiller 5.0

Architecture: PPC


crank dat apple's picture
by crank dat apple - 2012, July 28 - 11:47pm

I have a suggestion about uploading, but it would be best on ftp servers. Installers like pagemaker take up lots of megabytes when downloading. Why not just upload the individual parts of the folder (after you've installed it)? I notice the part you double-click to launch a program may be only 2 mb and a folder may be 1 mb before you compress it. If you could upload the different files, you can unstuff them, put them into a folder, and it should run normally. The only reason a program won't run is a: a file or extension or plugin is missing or b: the folder requires you to have installed a keygen in your preferences folder. If you forget to stuff the keygen and the other person doesn't have the file, the program won't open.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2011, January 5 - 12:53am

Epic find xy! Luckily we have always had a Mac handy at every place I worked (and I always owned a Mac). I remember opening a 4.2 doc in 5.0, and then opening that file up in 6.52 - Adobe had major issues with version compatibility back then...

SwedeBear's picture
by SwedeBear - 2010, April 29 - 11:13am

IIRC even on Windows ( Wink ) you could only handle two versions with one version of PM; the actual and the previous one, ie; with PM5 you could open 'blabla.pm5' directly and import 'blabla.pm4', nothing else.

xy's picture
by xy - 2010, April 29 - 8:09am

Thanks. So that means installing several PM versions on my hard drive. Well, okay. I did some research. There really does not seem to be a Mac equivalent for cross.exe. This little utility makes it unecessary to install several PageMaker versions on a Windows machine for opening different versions of Mac files (see Typically, Adobe obviously did not write such a program for the Mac.

SwedeBear's picture
by SwedeBear - 2010, April 28 - 3:58pm

You should be ok with simply open PageMaker Win document with the Mac version. What´s essential is matching documents version with the application, ie: 'blabla.pm5' must be opened in PageMaker 5.x. PageMaker 6.x or above will not touch it.

xy's picture
by xy - 2010, April 28 - 3:35pm

Is there a Macintosh equivalent to cross.exe? cross.exe is a free Adobe batch for converting PM documents created on a Mac into Windows PM documents. Is there something that converts PageMaker documents created on Windows into Mac documents? The problem goes beyond just changing the creator and file types (which is not sufficient).

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2010, February 21 - 11:01pm

Oh, Ok, Thanks.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2010, February 21 - 10:56pm

It was my understanding Euryale, that Pagemaker 7.0 was just a bug-fixed 6.5.2 with added clipart libraries - you would be best to stick to 7.0, as 6.5.2 is much older. It all depends on what OS you are using I guess. I used 6.5.2 for many years, and was quite impressed by it's stability and usefullness.

This may also be the version that comes with an external preflight application (Checklist 2.5).

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2010, February 21 - 10:59am

I have PageMaker 7
so my question is...

Is it worth to have this Version as well,
or should I stick with my Version?
specifically, are ther any major differences?