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When you save a Publisher file as a PDF, the file's appearance may differ from the original. The file may experience any of these symptoms:
This issue may occur for any of these reasons:
To resolve the issue, use one or more of the following methods starting with Method 1. If the problem remains, try Method 2 and then test again. Continue through the list of methods until the issue is resolved.
Method 1: Use the Save as PDF Option within Publisher
When you use Publisher 2010, you do not have to use a third-party ‘save as PDF’ add-in. Instead, follow these steps to use Publisher’s built-in feature:
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Method 2: Change the default printer
If the fonts on your screen are in color and the PDF output is black, the default printer used is black & white & not color. To learn how to change your default printer in Windows 7, click the following link:
Change your default printer
Method 3: Try a different font
If a particular font does not look the same in the PDF file as it does on your screen, try to use a different font such as Arial or Times New Roman. For more information about fonts, reference this link:
Method 4: Install a newer version of Adobe Reader from Adobe's site
If you use an older version of Adobe Reader, install a newer version from the Adobe site:
Download new and previous versions of Adobe Reader
For more information about this topic, read the following Office Online article:
Save as PDF
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