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Q: Why don't Pagemaker photos export to PDF? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Why don't Pagemaker photos export to PDF?
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: auntie-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 06 May 2003 22:55 PDT
Expires: 05 Jun 2003 22:55 PDT
Question ID: 200477
On a serious deadline...doing a four page black and white concert
program and when I print the Pagemaker (6.5) to PDF (5.0), all shows
up except the photos. I have a 2.9 mg cover photo placed in .pct
format, plus two very small .pct photo files. Doesn't work to save as
PDF or .ps file. Need help ASAP!
Subject: Re: Why don't Pagemaker photos export to PDF?
Answered By: feilong-ga on 07 May 2003 05:14 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Greetings Auntie!

It seems that there are only a few researchers who are familiar with
Adobe PageMaker. I'm sorry for keeping you waiting.

Your problem might be caused by the PCT format, high resolution of the
image, or high resolution of your target PDF output file. It may be
possible that the images doesn't show onscreen but will actually
appear when you print the output PDF file.

You can try configuring PageMaker:

1) Go to File > Preferences > General or simply press Ctrl+K

2) Set your Graphics display to High resolution

3) Set your Save option to Smaller

4) Press "More...". The More Preferences dialogue window will appear.

5) Try increasing the standard display size from the default 64
Kilobytes and set "Maximum" for "Memory freed for graphics

Since it's black and white, I also suggest that you convert it to a
more popular format such as BMP or TIF using Photoshop or other
photo-editing software. Before you convert your project to PDF, you
should download this PageMaker update from

Export PDF 3.01 Plug-in Update (January 1998) -- English

You can download other appropriate PageMaker updates that you think
you need through this links:

PageMaker for Windows Download

PageMaker for Macintosh

In case you still have the problem with converting to PDF file, you
can contact Adobe Systems Incorporated through these links:

Contact Info

Adobe PageMaker Support

Here are other references you can read about converting PageMaker
files to PDF:

RayComm, Inc. -
Pagemaker to PDF - Converting Your Pagemaker Files by Amy Carpenter

You may find this one interesting:

Free PDF document maker

You may also want to consider these PDF solutions:

Neevia Technology
"Neevia Document Converter is a software product that dynamically
converts Microsoft Office 2000/XP, Office 97, WordPerfect, HTML,
AutoCAD DWG, PostScript and many other document types to PostScript,

"Create PDFs for Free!"

Amex Information Technologies Limited
"4.Data conversion (PDF to Word or PDF to HTML, etc):
PDF to Word 
Quark to PDF 
PageMaker to PDF 
Word to PDF 
HTML to PDF and many more"

(For other PDF solutions, you can open the results of the search
strategy below.)

Search strategy:

"pagemaker to pdf"

"pagemaker to pdf" problem

+ personal knowledge

I hope this helps you. Should you have any comments/questions, please
feel free to post your clarification before rating this and I'll
attend to you as soon as possible. Thanks for asking.

Best regards,
auntie-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
THANK YOU! What a life saver--didn't realize that my problem was that
I was not saving in TIF format. This is what I get for never reading
manuals or taking classes. Really, really appreciate the info, as well
the additional helpful links provided. :-)

Subject: Re: Why don't Pagemaker photos export to PDF?
From: feilong-ga on 07 May 2003 19:38 PDT
Thanks for the excellent rating and tip. I hope you become a frequent
user of Google Answers. Thanks again. :-)

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