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Made by: Aldus Corporation
Announced: Unknown
Released: Unknown
Type: Desktop publishing
Price: Unknown
Copy protection: Unknown


PageMaker was one of the first desktop publishing programs, originally made by Aldus Corporation and later acquired by Adobe. It was first released for the Macintosh in 1985 and ported to Windows 1.0 in 1987.

PageMaker for Windows also features a built-in help system that's similar in function to what later became a part of Windows. Several versions for Windows 1.0 are available online. I believe they originally all included a copy of Windows for run-time use, though not all disks seem to have been preserved for every release. Version 1.0a updated the included Windows version from 1.03 to 1.04.

Available releases

International English Version 1.00
U.S. Dealer Demo 1.00
Wang Version 1.00
U.S. Version 1.0a
Wang Version 1.0a