MS Publisher --> save as /convert to PDF

Posted on 2005-04-29
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
My friend asked me if this is possible.  However, i don't have publisher on any of my computers, so i'm not sure if it is possible

if it's notpossible, are there any conversion utilities?
Question by:phileoca

    Assisted Solution

    Save a publication as a PDF file
    On the File menu, click Save As.
    In the File name box, type a name for the file. You don't need to type a file extension. Publisher automatically adds the correct file extension (.ps) to the end of the file name.
    In the Save as type list, click PostScript, and then click Save.
    In the Save as PostScript File dialog box, under Printer, in the Name list, select a color PostScript printer.
    Click Advanced Print Settings, and then click the Separations tab.
    For Output, select the option that best fits your intended use for the PDF file:
    For viewing on screen, choose Composite RGB.
    For printing to a desktop printer, choose Composite RGB or Composite CMYK.
    For commercial printing, choose Composite CMYK or Separations.
    On the Page Settings tab, choose the options you want.
    On the Graphics and Fonts tab, choose the options you want, and then click OK.
    In the Save as PostScript File dialog box, click Save.
    Open the PostScript file in a third-party PDF program and save it as a PDF file.
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    Accepted Solution

    Do you have a PDF creator program installed already?  If not, I recommend PDF995
    It's a free program and I have had nothing but success with it!

    With this program, you can just print to the "PDF995 Printer" that it creates.  

    So, you would get your Publisher document created and ready, then just click File, Print, and choose your PDF995 Printer.  It will ask you where you want to save the PDF document, and pop up an advertisment for the non-free version of PDF995, then it's done!  Your PDF has been created in the location you specified.

    You can do this with ANYTHING you can print!

    Assisted Solution

    Very similar to tebacher's solution, I have had great success with PrimoPDF (
    It simply installs a print driver called PrimoPDF that you select when you print.  It looks like PDF995 has additional features.  PrimoPDF is strictly the print driver, so it is really straight forward and simple if you do not feel you need to add pages or anything similar.

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