In article <xY03e.4346$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, Brian
It doesn't help with the immediate problem, but FWIW, that's not
something I'd do repeatedly. I think it's better to make and keep a
nice, clean, (more or less) empty template and start new jobs from
That's a little strange. I'd expect there to be a problem with a
specific page, and that you could eventually narrow it down to that
page with the usual binary search.
Before or after the real pages? (Not that it probably helps to know.)
It's been a while since I worked with PageMaker every day, but here
are a few tips for fixing screwed-up documents that googling for
"PageMaker repair" turned up (some of these are familiar, now that
I'm reminded of them):
Perform a diagnostic recompose by holding down Ctrl and Shift then
choosing Type/Hyphenation, then perform a Save As of the
publication. The diagnostic recompose forces Pagemaker to check,
re-create and/or repair many of its internal data structures.
While holding down the Shift key, choose Layout/ Go To Page, this
will initiate a Slideshow of the publication, which has a side
effect of repairing links within the publication. Wait until all
pages have displayed at least once, then force display of the master
pages by right clicking on the master page icons. Once this is
complete Save As to disk.
Unlink all files that have broken links by choosing File/Links then
select each file that is preceded with an upside down question mark
or the letters "UN" and click on Unlink, then Save As. Removing
these items may stop Pagemaker errors due to trying to resolve
For each graphic included in the publication, choose Element/Link
Options, then de-select the "Store Copy in Publication" checkbox.
Perform a Save As after each one.
Try to isolate the object that is causing problems by deleting
sections of the publication one at a time, say half the publication
at a time, using the Remove Page function, and find the bad sections
by a process of elimination.
[This might be a good idea, if using a binary search when printing
doesn't get you anywhere. In other words, open the docuemnt, delete
half the pages, do a "Save As," and then try to print and Distill
that half. If that works, re-open the original, delete the other
half, "Save As," and try again.]
Try saving the publication as an earlier version, and then
re-opening it in this format (some features may be lost by this
You may have already tried some of these, or they may not be
applicable to your situation, but what the heck.