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How to import Word documents into Publisher 2002 and Publisher 2003

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It’s easy to import Microsoft Word content into Microsoft Publisher 2002 and Publisher 2003. And that's not all: Unlike in earlier versions of Publisher, you can import Word content that includes inline objects such as Office Art objects. 

Note Inline objects include things like pictures and tables that are inserted directly into the text.

Here’s how to import Word content into Publisher 2002 and Publisher 2003.

  1. On the File menu, click Import Word Document to open the Word Import Options dialog box.

    Note
    There is an alternative way to open the Word Import Options dialog box.
  2. Locate the Word document that you want to import.
  3. Double-click the file name or select it, and then click OK. The wizard converts the document into a new publication. 
  4. Use the Word Import Options feature on the task pane to make the changes that you want. Then, make any other necessary changes.

Alternative way to open the Word Import Options dialog box
  1. On the File menu, click New.
  2. In the task pane, click Word Documents under Publications for Print.
  3. A selection of Word design schemes appears. Click the style that you want. The Word Import Options dialog box opens.

    Continue with steps 2–4 from the preceding section.


More information

What the Import Word Document feature imports from Word in Publisher 2002 and later versions

  • Font name
  • Font size
  • Bold, italic, and underline formatting
  • Inline objects
Settings that the Import Word Document feature in Publisher 2002 and later versions might not import

  • Page orientation (defaults to portrait)
  • Page size (defaults to 8.5" x 11")
  • Margin settings (defaults to .5" top, .5" left, .5" right, .66" bottom)
  • Objects that "float" on a page
  • WordArt objects
  • Changes in section formatting
  • Changes in column formatting
  • Word fields other than the Page Number and Date and Time fields
  • Custom styles and style names
  • Complex page structures such as tables of contents and indexes
  • Various page elements created in Word by using a wizard
  • Contents of text boxes
Word Import Options configuration
You can configure the following settings in the Word Import Options dialog box:
  • One-sided or two-sided printing
  • Portrait or landscape page orientation
  • Title page
  • Number of columns



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