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What are the steps to save a Publisher file as a PDF?


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Someone is sending me a Publisher file that of course I can't open.

I don't think she is very computer literate, so what are the steps I should tell her to take to save it as a PDF so I can see it? FYI, she will be sending me stuff on a regular basis and it goes to a bunch of other people. It is someone I'm doing work for and I don't think I'm in a position to ask her to use another program....

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Does your friend have a Mac? If she does, she can go into pretty much any application in Tiger and go to Print -> Click on the PDF button -> Save as PDF.

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Publisher is PC only (and horrible)

Is it publisher 2007 or earlier?

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/pu...675271033.aspx
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Publisher is Windoze-only?!? LOL That trick I gave you won't work then, Becky.
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Can you get her to install CutePDF, or can you do it for her? It actually requires two programs to install.

http://www.cutepdf.com/
http://www.cutepdf.com/download/CuteWriter.exe
http://www.cutepdf.com/download/converter.exe

Once installed (with a reboot of course), all she needs to do is choose CutePDF as the "printer". While there are some limitations as to how it will print, the only times I've ever really had an issue is in using Firefox on some web pages styled for MSIE.
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This someone I work for. She's in an agency and I work with one of their clients (I'm a mentor). I have no idea what she's using as far as software, but I know for sure she has a PC. She told me about it. Plus she's using publisher which is PC only.

I think I figured out what to do. I realized Pub is on my DH's machine. I went in, opened the file and saved it as a PDF via Print. Fast and easy. Then I emailed it to myself. Opened right up on my MB. All she's sending is a calendar. So I emailed her directions on how to do it and explained that some people, even PC owners *gasp* don't have Pub, and that a PDF is more universally accessible. We'll see if she goes for it.

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A free PDF converter software can be downloaded from sourceforge.com.
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