PageMaker 1.00

Aldus PageMaker, later Adobe PageMaker, is a desktop publishing program for Mac and Windows. First released in 1985, PageMaker was the first desktop publishing program for the Macintosh. It was followed over a year later with the release of 1.0 for the IBM PC. The PC version was a notable application as it was one of the few rare applications which would run under Windows 1.x. PC PageMaker 1.0 bundled a runtime version of Windows. This enabled MS-DOS users who had not decided to buy Windows to run PageMaker. Aldus skipped version 2.0 on the PC to bring version number in sync with the 3.0 Mac product.

After 7 versions and a sell-out to Adobe, PageMaker met its end at version 7.0 which would not have native support for Mac OS X and does not run properly on Windows Vista or beyond. It was replaced by a new product, Adobe InDesign.


Release notes

Version 1.00 for Windows is designed to run under Microsoft Windows 1.03.

Wanted: redump of 1.00 with full disk images.

Installation instructions

The vanilla 1.00 archive contains an installed folder, just extract and run from Windows 1.

The Wang OEM is slightly newer and adds tools for use with Wang hardware and word processors.

Product type
Application Publishing
Release date
Mon Feb 23 1987
Minimum CPU
User interface
Download count
68 (4 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Aldus PageMaker 0.755 Beta (10-17-1986) (5.25-360k) (incomplete) 0.755 Beta Prerelease English 12.33MB 1
Aldus PageMaker 0.817 Beta (11-20-1986) (5.25-360k) 0.817 Prerelease English 30.94MB 0
Aldus PageMaker 0.898 Beta (1-13-1987) (5.25-360k) (incomplete) 0.898 Beta Prerelease English 24.41MB 0
Aldus PageMaker 1.00 (1987) (5.25-360k) 1.00 English 8.96MB 2
Aldus PageMaker 1.00 (1987) [International English] (needs redump) 1.00 International English 453.09KB 0
Aldus PageMaker 1.00 (1987) [Wang OEM] (5.25-360k) 1.00 [Wang OEM] English 2.5MB 0
Aldus PageMaker 1.00 Manuals (1986) 1.00 English 86.16MB 0
Aldus PageMaker 1.00 US Dealer Demo [Wang OEM] (5.25-360k) 1.00 US Dealer Demo [Wang OEM] English 5.38MB 1


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