How to Convert a Microsoft Publisher File into a PDF File


Microsoft Publisher (.pub) files can only be opened in Publisher. If you don't have Publisher, you can convert the file to PDF format. This will allow you to open it in a variety of viewers, including your web browser. If you have Publisher, you can save your Publisher file as a PDF.

Part 1
Converting Online (Without Publisher)

Converting Online (Without Publisher) on How to Convert a Microsoft Publisher File into a PDF File

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You can use an online conversion service to change the PUB (Publisher) file to PDF. Some of the more popular conversion sites include:[1] Zamzar - zamzar.com/convert/pub-to-pdf/ Online2PDF - online2pdf.com/pub-to-pdf PDFConvertOnline - pdfconvertonline.com/pub-to-pdf-online.html

Converting Online (Without Publisher) on How to Convert a Microsoft Publisher File into a PDF File

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Click the "Choose File" or "Select File" button. Browse your computer for the PUB file that you want to convert. Uploading the file may take a few minutes.

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Some sites need you to define "PDF" as the output format. Others will be set to "PDF."

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Your file will be sent to the conversion service. It will then be converted on their servers.

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You'll be given the download link to your converted PDF file. Download and open the PDF in any PDF reader. You can use your web browser. Zamzar will email you the download link.

Part 2
Converting With Publisher

Converting With Publisher on How to Convert a Microsoft Publisher File into a PDF File

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Earlier versions of Publisher do not support saving as PDF. Use the method above if you're using Publisher 2003 or earlier.

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" You may be asked to select the location before proceeding.

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pdf)." This will allow you to save the file in PDF format. You may need to install the add-in from Microsoft available for Publisher 2007.[2]

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Publisher allows you to optimize your document for PDF format. The Publish Options window will allow you to adjust the picture resolution. Click "Print Options" to adjust the document for printing.

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Choose a location and save the file in PDF format. You'll now be able to open that PDF in any program that supports the format.