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Can't find a fix anywhere.

by electrica625 / April 22, 2004 7:10 AM PDT

Just got a new Dell PC w/ XP loaded. Installed all software. Problem is with Pagemaker 6.0 -- very weird when I pull up the Open File Dialog Box is from Windows 3.1 (or atleast pretty old). It has the two columns -- one with file name and the other with Directory and the bottom selection for the drive. I can't work in this since I have to *think* about how it works!!! So takes forever to open documents (not to mention *place* graphics - the same "old version" dialog box comes up there too.) Photoshop, Word, Acrobat -- all other software has normal dialog box. This is ONLY in Pagemaker. The same software has been running on my last PC w/ 98 no problems. ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO FIX THIS?? I cannot find information anywhere. Thanks and I appreciate any suggestions!

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Re:Can't find a fix anywhere.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 24, 2004 3:58 AM PDT

While it would be nice to keep running old versions forever, eventually you have to make the choice to go back to the old OS or forward to a new version of said application.

Last hurrah is the right-click properties on the shortcut and try the compatbility settings.


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Re:Re:Can't find a fix anywhere.
by electrica625 / April 25, 2004 12:33 AM PDT

Bob - Wow didn't know this property compatibility existed. Gotta love learning something new everyday! Guess ya figured out that it WORKED.. thanks a kazillion!!

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Best of continued luck and thank you...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2004 1:08 AM PDT

Thank you for telling that you fixed it. Such feedback adds to the community knowledge that the XP compatibility settings do fix such things and in this case, Pagemaker 6.

In closing, I must share I don't keep up to the latest versions all around either, but upgrade when I'm in the need. Sometimes I jump ship to other products like Open Office from http://www.openoffice.org Yes, that's me writing "It's what I use."


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