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Adobe PageMaker 7.0

Adobe PageMaker (formerly Aldus PageMaker) is a desktop publishing application that was first developed by Aldus Corporation.

Product history[]

Adobe PageMaker 6

Adobe PageMaker 6.0

On August 31, 1994, Aldus was acquired by Adobe Systems,[1] which released its own first version as Adobe PageMaker 6 in 1995.[2] PageMaker 6.5 was announced at Seybold SF '96 and shipped at the end of the year.[3]

Adobe PageMaker 7 was last major version. Adobe introduced Adobe InDesign as a modern replacement for desktop publishing.[4] A "PageMaker Edition" of InDesign CS was released in January 2004 with additional features and plug-ins to help users migrate. Adobe stopped selling PageMaker 7 at the end of March 2006, with Adobe InDesign CS2 (which had the migration features built-in) as an alternative.


  1. Aldus and Adobe Systems Finalize Merger, Computer History Museum. 1994-08-31.
  2. PageMaker 6 Emphasizes High-End Publishing by Cathy Abes, Macworld p.140. 1995-09.
  3. Adobe launches Photoshop 4.0 and PageMaker 6.5, Adobe Systems. Archived 1996-10-27.
  4. Adobe PageMaker Plug-in Pack by Galen Gruman, Macworld. 2004-05-16.

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Replaced by Adobe InDesign in 2006.