I have a word document in which I am using some diacritic characters but when I am opening that document in Pagemaker , some of the diacritic characters are replaced by " ? ". can you please tell me how to resolve this problem?
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Re: Problem of diacritic characters in Pagemaker
You can't reliably open/paste text from Microsoft applications into PageMaker. I know exactly what is happening, I see it a bit, and the only solution is to replace those characters.
Are you aware of the ASCII Character Code table set - Firstly, are you on Mac or PC, this bit's for PC users. There is a huge array of 'hidden' characters on any typing application that will be produced from Windows using the ASCII Character table by holding down the Alt key and at the same time typing a number on the keypad; such as Alt+156 will give you the pounds character (£). You should be able to open a "Charset" file from C:Programs\Adobe\Pagemaker\Extras folder which will be the table of ASCII characters you can use. NOTE:: by default PM6.5 install the folder will be in C:\PM65\Extras.
Failing this, you will have to look up (or create, as I did) a character font list like Dingbats or Symbols or Wingdings to find the character you need.
Yes, you will have to manually fix any shortfalls in the text appearing on the page.
TIP:: When you have the MS Word document, save the file as TEXT ONLY and then from PageMaker "place" the text onto the page, it'll ask you to "Remove returns at ... end of every line" do NOT check this, no to remove returns = this method will give you the most accurate text imports, and none of the annoying MS Word type styles imported.
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This works for me.
It only works on documents that you have created by launching Pagemaker 7 (windows 7, 64 bit) as administrator (Right click on icon and choose "run as administrator". Spellcheck works for me on all such documents but not on previous documents not launched as administrator.
I don't think you can in PageMaker. The blurring occurs because of the nature of the images you're probably using. They are made up of a set of small blocks of colours (pixels). If you increase the size of the image, the blocks just get bigger and it turns blurry.
Your two options: * Sharpen the image - you can use free software like Picasa. This can be used to fix blurry images, but isn't ideal. * Resample the image - this is the better solution, more pixels are added as the image size is increased. You need proper image software like photoshop or paint shop pro to do this.
This is from Adobe InDesign (CS3) Help module:
Convert PageMaker documents
InDesign can convert document and template files from Adobe PageMaker 6.0 and later. When you open a PageMaker file, InDesign converts the original file information to native InDesign information. InDesign files are saved with an .indd filename extension.
For more information, see the PageMaker Conversion Guide (PDF) at www.adobe.com/go/learn_pmconv.
Before opening the document in InDesign, you may want to do the following:
If the PageMaker file or its linked graphics are located on a network server, floppy disk, or removable drive, it may not open as expected if an interruption in data transfer occurs. To prevent data transfer problems, copy documents and their links to the hard disk, preferably in the same folder where the PageMaker publication is stored, before opening them in InDesign.
You may want to use Save As in PageMaker to clear unnecessary hidden data.
To ensure that all links are maintained, copy all linked files to the same folder where the PageMaker publication is stored.
Make sure that all necessary fonts are available in InDesign.
Repair broken graphics links in the PageMaker publication.
If you have a problem converting a large PageMaker document, convert portions of the PageMaker file separately to isolate the problem.
If you cannot open a corrupt PageMaker document in PageMaker, try opening it in InDesign. InDesign can recover most documents that PageMaker cannot open.