You receive the error, "Publisher cannot save the file" when saving in PDF format using Publisher.
- Number of images in your publication
- The number of effects in your publication
- The size of images in your publication
- The page backgrounds in your publication
- Compress pictures in your publication
- Removing page backgrounds or large images from your publication
- Remove transparent images from your publication
- Remove picture effects, such as recolor or brightness/correction from your publication
Alternatively, you can install the 64-bit version of Publisher, as it is not affected by this issue. For more information about installing the 64-bit version, see Choose between the 64-bit or 32-bit version of Office.
For help and steps on how to complete the methods above, check out this article:
Picture Tools Tab
Article ID: 2767883 - Last Review: Feb 23, 2017 - Revision: 3