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    Convert .pub to .doc (2003, SP1)

    I have inherited a publication that really should be a Word document. If I save it as .doc, it gets completely messed up; all the columns are gone and the order of various sections get changed. Is this something I have to live with or is there a way to successfully convert from .pub to .doc?

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    Re: Convert .pub to .doc (2003, SP1)

    Andrew,

    Can you copy all the items in the .pub doc and paste them into the word document?
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    Re: Convert .pub to .doc (2003, SP1)

    No, that just copies the text. All the formatting (bold, italic, columns, etc.) is lost.

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    Re: Convert .pub to .doc (2003, SP1)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Leif on 12-Oct-04 16:40. to reduce (physical) size of attached graphic.)</P>Andrew,

    I was able to copy everything intact by selecting the entire Publisher document, copying the group and then pasting it into a new word document. All font settings (bold, Italics, etc), columns, and images were moved and look just like the publisher document.

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    Re: Convert .pub to .doc (2003, SP1)

    Thar's weird. How do you select the entire document? When I press Ctrl+A, only the currently viewable pages get selected. Most of the text is in text boxes and I can only select text in one text box at a time. If I copy the selected text box to the clipboard and try to paste it into Word, Word gives me a VB run-time error 5342 'The specified data type is unavailable'. Also, you said you 'copy the group'. I'm not sure what you mean by that.

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    Re: Convert .pub to .doc (2003, SP1)

    Andrew,

    Using the arrow click and drag your mouse from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. That should select everything. Then do cntrl-c to copy everything from the Publisher page and then paste in a new word document using cntrl-v. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

    (thanks Leif I don't have a graphics editor here ro resize my images.)
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    Re: Convert .pub to .doc (2003, SP1)

    Don,

    That only selects the two pages in the two page spread, not the whole document, and pasting it results in the error I mentioned in my earlier post (error 5342).

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    Re: Convert .pub to .doc (2003, SP1)

    You would need Adobe 6 to do it but you could convert it to PDF and then convert the PDF to a text file and then the text file to word.......
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    Re: Convert .pub to .doc (2003, SP1)

    OK. I have Acrobat Professional 6.0 (I presume that's what you meant by Adobe 6.0). I will give it a shot. Thanks for the hint.

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