How to Convert PageMaker Files to JPEG & GIF

By Louise Balle

Adobe PageMaker (originally Aldus PageMaker) is a desktop publishing program that allows you to lay out graphical files. You can use the program for anything from creating a newspaper layout to typesetting a book. In some cases you may want to save the PageMaker file as either a JPEG or GIF image that people can view online.

Things You'll Need

  • Adobe PageMaker
  • Image editing program
  • Online PDF to image conversion utility

Step 1

Save the PageMaker file to your computer once you finish editing.

Step 2

Convert the PageMaker file to PDF format. If you have Acrobat Distiller installed, as most versions of PageMaker do, open your PageMaker file and select "File > Export > Adobe PDF," then click "Export" again, name and save the file. See the download link in Resources if you don't have Distaller installed.

Step 3

Open the PDF file in Adobe Photoshop or a similar image editing software program. Click "File" then "Save As" on the main menu.

Step 4

Navigate through the "Save file as" drop-down list to find the GIF or JPEG file extension in your image editing program. Choose one and save the file in that format.

Step 5

Use an online PDF converter utility (see "Resources" for an example) as an alternative to convert the PDF file to either a GIF or JPEG file. Upload the PDF file to the utility, select GIF or JPEG from the "Convert to" dialog box, and choose the option to convert the file. The utility will either email you the finished GIF or JPEG image or display it in your browser.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can employ a PDF converter as an alternative to Step 2. See links to popular converters in the Resource section.