If you stop short of sharing Microsoft Publisher files with your colleagues or friends who don’t have the Office Publisher software, fret not. It’s quite easy to convert Publisher file to PDF using the application itself or an online tool. Let’s cover each method in some detail.
What is a PUB file?
PUB file extension is the Microsoft Publisher document file format. It typically contains everything you may expect to see in a leaflet, flyer or poster, i.e. a mix of text, images and other objects.
How to convert Publisher file to PDF
First, let us see the method to convert Publisher PUB file to PDF using the Microsoft Publisher application itself.
- Click the File tab.
- Scroll down to the Export option.
- Choose Create PDF/XPS Document option.
- Click Create PDF/XPS icon.
- Type a name for the publication.
- Save as PDF or XPS Document.
- Configure other options.
- Hit the Publish button.
How do I convert a PUB file to PDF using Publisher?
Open the Publisher file you would like to convert into a PDF.
Then, choose the File tab from the Ribbon menu.
Scroll down to Export option in the Sidebar and click it.
Under Export screen, click the Create PDF/XPS Document tile and select the Create PDF/XPS icon as shown in the image above.
For File name, type a name for the publication. Similarly, for Save as type, select either PDF or XPS Document.
In the end, hit the Publish button for online or print viewing of your publication.
Apart from the above, you can use a free tool or an online tool to convert the .pub file into a .pdf file.
Convert Publisher to PDF Online free
Publishertopdf.com is a good online tool that lets you turn any Publisher file into PDF for free.
All you must do is click Upload button to select a Publisher file from your computer, or choose among the following cloud storage options:
- Google Drive
The tool will convert files of any size and download the converted file directly on the website.
Depending on the length of the file, it may take a minute or two to complete the process.
Once done, hit the Free Download button to download the file and save it on your computer or share it with others, readily.
The converted file is available for download for up to six hours only. Following which the service deletes files from its servers, automatically.
Lastly, you can use applications like Libre Office to open the Publisher files with .pub file format. it is a popular free and open-source office productivity software suite.
Can you convert Publisher to Word?
Yes, you can convert Publisher to Word.
- Open the Publisher publication that you want to save as a Word document.
- Hit the File tab in the upper-left corner of the screen.
- Then, go to Save As option in the sidebar, and browse to the location where you want to save the Word document.
- In the File name box, type a name for the Word document.
- Similarly, in the Save as type list, select the version of Word you want to save for.
That’s all there is to it!