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I publish a veterans newsletter on Adobe Pagemaker 6.0 Problems: lost page boxes & scale at bottom of page and can't restore same. Also, can't just click there and go to another page - have to go above and click on "go to page ____" Please help! I'm 82 and not getting any younger!

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Thank you for your service! And thanks for the effort to produce a newsletter.

I haven't used Pagemaker for a while, but let's give it a try. On the menu bar at the top of the PM Window you should see File, Exit and so on. Look for View or Options. Check each of the drop down menus to see if there is a STATUS BAR option. That's what the bottom bar is normally called. It may be as easy as checking it so tht it shows. You may need to look through the menus for another 'options' sub menu to find it. The Adobe search wasn't very helpful on this topic.

Please let me know what you find.

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