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How do I put adobe pagemaker on my Mac OS X version 10.7.5

by jaffajules / April 9, 2013 8:25 AM PDT

I have the disk fro this that I used on my windows computer, I have recently converted to a Mac and I cant get it to load because because the install file is _inst32i.ex_ and it just wont have it. I have had many years experience with a windows based computer but am absolute beginner on a Mac any help from anyone out there gratefully excepted thank you

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Sounds like you have the Windows version.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 9, 2013 8:31 AM PDT

Now while we could discuss bootcamp that's going to require a Windows OS (Pro or better) license.

Head to and call in to ask how much to "cross grade" your existing version for one to use on your new Apple.

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Follow Bob's suggestion as it is just about
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 9, 2013 9:50 PM PDT

the only way that you will get that Windows program to run on your Mac.

As you have just discovered, programs written for Windows do not run on a Mac and Vice Versa.
This also applies even if the program has the same name, Word/PowerPoint/Excel for example.

Unless you have Windows running on your Mac, via Boot Camp or some version of Virtual Machine, you will need to stick with the Mac version of title.

As Bob mentioned, both Boot Camp and a VM solution require a Pro version of Windows (and a license) to run.
Lion requires Windows 7 Pro at least.


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