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Al's suggestion is working fairly well, without involving Acrobat Pro.
This is most likely the best solution in this environment, where the
company has never had a technical writer (and not sure what one does).
Ideally I'd like to wean them away from Publisher altogether, as what I'm
doing could have been done 100% in Word. Also, one of my tasks during my
tenure is to create a set of easy-to-use templates that blue-collar types
Oh, and only the elite have access to Acrobat Pro, so dealing that wildcard
out is good.
Thanks all for playing!
On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 6:18 AM, Al Geist <al -at- geistarts -dot- com> wrote:
> I just did a copy and paste from a Publisher 2010 document into a Word 2010
> file with no degradation of the text. The test source file did not have any
> images and the styles were set pretty close to the same as the Word
> document. I also tried the "Insert=>Object" and PDF options with the same
> results Chris experienced.
> When I tried the "Paste as HTML" option, it pasted the text box into the
> Word document. When I tried the other options (Paste as Unformatted or RTF)
> is seemed that RTF worked the best and picked up the styles of the Word
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> Subject: Insert PUB in DOCX?
> I'm creating a somewhat lengthy DOCX file using Word 2013. I'm needing to
> insert several full-page M$ Publisher files, one per page.
> Selecting *Insert* > *Object* > *From File* results in the PUB file being
> inserted as an icon (even with the *Display as icon* box unchecked) , so
> that's no good.
> So...I've tried *Save as* PDF and inserting that. This works, but the PDF
> resolution is awful, such that the text is pretty illegible, at least
> So... I've then tried opening the PDF in Acrobat Pro XI and choosing *Save
> as other*, experimenting with Word, TIFF, PNG... Of these, the converted
> DOCX file looks the best, but the conversion isn't perfect any further
> manipulation in my master document is fruitless.
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