"Publisher cannot save the file" error when saving in PDF format

You receive the error, "Publisher cannot save the file" when saving in PDF format using Publisher.

This issue could have multiple causes, such as: 

  • 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


Try the methods below to avoid getting this error:
  • 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

For help and steps on how to complete the methods above, check out this article:

Picture Tools Tab

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.

More Information

You can also get help from the Microsoft Community online, search for more information on Microsoft Support or Windows Help and How To, or learn more about Assisted Support options.

Id. de artículo: 2767883 - Última revisión: 23 feb. 2017 - Revisión: 3

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