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Can I easily export Ventura Publisher 10 files to Word file?

Posted on 2010-08-14
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What in the hell is Ventura 10, you ask? Well, I got it and have a big file that I need to export to a Word or rtf file.

Any ideas?

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have you tried file > save as > microsoft word?

you can also turn it into a pdf, and then use acrobat to save the pdf as ms-word, but that doesn't fit your question of "easily"
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you should have an option:  File > Save as RTF...

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Yea, save-as only saves as a Ventura file. Not even a .pdf.
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can you post a screenshot of the full "File" menu?
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Yea, but not until Monday when the computer (remote) is powered up... I'll do it then.
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well, look for File > save as rtf... i think that's all you want, if it's there and works, no screenshot required obviously :)

the guides i've seen out there reference that file menu option
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I'll try, but I recall trying that and .vp was my only option.
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it may be your only option in "file > save as"  but there should be a whole different menu link for "file > save as rtf"
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I'll take a look...
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Sorry for the delay. Here is the screenshot. Only one option: save as to a Ventura file.
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I see.  Can you do a whole screenshot of the whole file menu, hit the double-down arrow at the bottom if there is one
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Well, I finally got the complete book to a pdf. I want finally to convert it to an eBook. That's why I wanted to export it in the first place. Any ideas?

http://www.throwtherascalsout.org/Politicians%20-%20Owned%20and%20Operated%20by%20Corporate%20America.pdf
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B H earned 500 total points
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If you just wanted it to be a pdf, you could install cutepdf writer, then you can "print" to a pdf file.

Would still like to see the file menu tho
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Okay, but I am operating remotely and it will take a few days to get back to you. A PDF was not my goal but it got me one step closer.
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not a problem on the time, just want to get it figured out

i understand it's no an option in "save as" but i think there might be something useful on the File menu itself
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still haven't gotten to the other office... will try this week.
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Not exactly what I wanted to do, but I'll have to settle for a pdf. Now I'll have to look for a pdf to text converter.
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