Changing Publisher to a PDF

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by EvelynMDavis, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. EvelynMDavis

    EvelynMDavis OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I am working with a newsletter in Publisher. The printer has just told me that he needs a .pdf instead. Does anyone know of a way I can turn a Publisher document into a .pdf?

    I appreciate it - thanks!

    Evelyn
     
  2. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I think there is a few free solutions but I can't think of any at the moment. I have Adobe Acrobat 7 (not reader) and it works like a virtual printer. Just print to it and it will prompt for the name and location.
     
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  3. EvelynMDavis

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    Thank you... someone in Creative Services (I work in the Educational department at our newspaper) mentioned an Adobe distiller that they could use to 'translate' my document, but it requires further software on my computer, too. There has to be a round about way to do this, even if it involves copying and pasting whole pages into something new and then saving it in a way that will allow it to be printed eventually by something more than my black and white copier in the office.
     
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    CutePDF Writer (URL) will install a PDF printer on your system. You can then just "print" the Publisher file to a PDF.
    It works pretty much like Acrobat/Distiller, and it's free. :)
     
  6. lancer

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    eveylyn if you want to email this to me i have a pdf convertor.

     
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  7. EvelynMDavis

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    Right after I read through this, I read someone's message that said they'd convert the file for me. I've approached my department head and they told me to go for it, so I believe that once I have it print perfect, I'm going to have them change it to a pdf.

    My problem will soon be solved in that I will be getting a Mac and it will be compatible with all the other things printed here at the paper. Thank you for responding, though - I genuinely appreciate it.

    Evelyn
     
  8. EvelynMDavis

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    I'm going to try this and play around with it for my next newsletter, and then hopefully, after that, I'll have my Mac in addition to a PC and I'll be compatible with all the printers and programs here at the paper.

    Thank you for the link!

    Evelyn
     
  9. EvelynMDavis

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    I'm going to take you up on this offer. Let me get it perfectly print-ready and I will send it off to you.

    I really don't know how to thank you for this, Luke, but I'm truly grateful!

    Evelyn
     
  10. lancer

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    no problem, it'll literally take me seconds to do, so its no skin off my back. i'll have it back to you within minutes of recieving it, if i'm at my computer at the time that is :)
     
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  11. EvelynMDavis

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    Hi Luke, I'm ready to send you the file. I tried converting it myself at pdfonline, however, it surpassed their 2MB limit. I hope your inbox doesn't have a problem with this. :)

    Thanks!

    Evelyn
     
  12. lancer

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    no it was fine i did it and sent it back, amazing how pdf can shrink it from 19mb to 400k.
     
  13. EvelynMDavis

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    You are wonderful; don't let anybody tell you anything different. Thank you so much!!

    Evelyn