How to Save a Publisher 2003 File as a PDF

By Greg Lindberg

The Microsoft Office Publisher 2003 desktop publisher application helps you to create layouts for documents and Web pages. In some instances you may need to save a page you are creating in a different format. Saving your document as a Portable Document Format (PDF) is best for compressing your file to send in an email--it also prevents anyone else from making changes to the page. In order to save a document as a PDF, a conversion utility such as Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader must be installed on your machine.

Step 1

Open the Microsoft Publisher 2003 application on your computer.

Step 2

Click on the "File" option from the top menu and then click on the "Print" option. The Print dialog box will then appear.

Step 3

Select the PDF option from the drop-down list of printers and then click on the box next to the "Print to file" box so that it's deselected.

Step 4

Click on "Properties" to select any changes for the PFD, such as a orientation and size. Click on the "OK" button.

Step 5

Select the "OK" button in the Print dialog box, and then click on the "OK" button. Choose a location on your computer to save the PDF file, from the dialog box that appears.

Step 6

Click on the "Save" button. Your Publisher 2003 file will then be converted into a PDF file.