PageMaker 6.x

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

Adobe PageMaker 6 was released in 1995 under the Adobe brand after Adobe acquired Aldus in 1994.

The CD version includes Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE and additional content CD full of illustrations and photography.

Installation instructions

6.0 is a 32-bit Windows application for Windows 9x, NT, and Windows 3.1 with Win32s.

Product type
Application Publishing
Release date
User interface
Download count
75 (17 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Adobe PageMaker 6.0 (3.5) 6.0 English 19.61MB 3
Adobe PageMaker 6.0 [Swedish] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0 Swedish 19.05MB 1
Adobe PageMaker 6.5 6.5 English 47.66MB 2
Adobe PageMaker 6.5 Plus (ISO) 6.5 Plus English 211.77MB 3
Adobe PageMaker 6.5 Plus Content (ISO) 6.5 Plus Content English 401.32MB 6
Adobe PageMaker 6.5.2 Update 6.5.2 Upgrade English 1.36MB 2


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