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To create a .pdf file in Microsoft Publisher, you must first convert your publication to a PostScript (.ps) file, and then use Adobe Acrobat Distiller to convert the .ps file to a .pdf file.
Note Acrobat Distiller is no longer available from Adobe.
Step 1: Create a PostScript fileUse one of the following methods to save the publication as a PostScript file, depending upon the options that you need to open and print the final .pdf file.
Method 1: Print to file
Method 2: Save as PostScriptImportantMake sure that a PostScript printer driver is installed before you follow these steps.
Step 2: Create the .pdf fileTo save the publication as a PostScript file, follow these steps:
To save the document as a PostScript file, you must have a PostScript printer driver installed on your computer. If you do not have a PostScript printer driver installed, follow these steps:
For more information about how to use Adobe Acrobat Distiller and Adobe Acrobat Reader to print .pdf files that were created from Microsoft Publisher PostScript output, see How to configure Acrobat Distiller to work with Publisher 2007 and with Publisher 2003
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/826360/ )and Gradients printed to high resolution printers may appear banded
For more information about Adobe Acrobat Distiller, see the Adobe website
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Article ID: 302835 - Last Review: August 1, 2013 - Revision: 3.0