PageMaker 4.0

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.

Product type
Application Publishing
Release date
Minimum CPU
Intel 80386 or compatible
User interface
Download count
90 (8 for release)
  • 03-4003-200205211
  • 03-4000-200258517


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Aldus PageMaker 4.0 (1991) (3.5-720k) 4.0 English 4.15MB 2
Aldus PageMaker 4.0 (1991) (5.25-1.2mb) 4.0 English 11.37MB 1
Aldus PageMaker 4.0 (June 1992) (3.5-720k) 4.0 (June 1992) English 16.15MB 0
Aldus PageMaker 4.0 [French] (3.5-720k) 4.0 French 4.47MB 1
Aldus PageMaker 4.0 [Spanish] (3.5-720k) 4.0 Spanish 4.07MB 2
Aldus PageMaker 4.0 [Swedish] (3.5-720k) 4.0 Swedish 5.1MB 0
Aldus PageMaker 4.0 for Macintosh (1990) (3.5-800k) 4.0 for Macintosh English 13.25MB 1
Aldus PageMaker 4.0a for Macintosh (1990) [French] (3.5-800k) 4.0 for Macintosh French 22MB 1


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