Convert .pub to .pdf or similar

  wee eddie 11:20 26 Jul 2007

I have created a Newsletter using Publisher.

What is the best/cheapest way to turn it into a .pdf File?

Or some-other format that cannot be amended by a third party

  Jake_027 11:53 26 Jul 2007
  Taff™ 13:17 26 Jul 2007

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  scales 13:53 26 Jul 2007

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  beynac 13:53 26 Jul 2007

I've got PrimoPDF (see Taff's link). I just 'printed' a Publisher 97 file using it and it converted it perfectly.

  Woolwell 14:28 26 Jul 2007


  UncleP 16:20 26 Jul 2007

There is an assumption in your initial post that pdf files cannot be modified by a third party. Unless a higher level of security has been set when the pdf file was generated, it is a relatively simple matter to read it into a word processor or DTP program, change the content and re-issue it under the same (pdf file) name. In this respect an ordinary pdf file is no more secure than any other file type.

If my memory serves me right - and I stress that I have only rarely used any of these features - the security settings include

:password protection, to prevent unauthorised viewing of the content,
:printing lock, to stop paper copies being made,
:content lock, to ensure that sections of the content cannot be copied or changed,
:master password, to prevent the security settings from being over-ridden.

If any of these are important to you, the simplest solution might be to switch to a modern DTP program with pdf output and security settings built in. This needn't be expensive - the later versions of Serif PagePlus, for example, contain these features and may be obtained for £10-£40.

I think the Adobe website contains the specs of the pdf standard.

  wee eddie 19:17 26 Jul 2007

I had not considered the Method of hanging or Controls that UncleP mentioned. I just did not want to send our a raw Publisher file which many of the Recipients would have been unable to read.

I shall now have to consider how the Data Protection Act will affect the sheet, as many of the Recipients as well as Subjects, will have been or are, Patients.

  wee eddie 19:18 26 Jul 2007

Methinks I'm loosing my marbles.

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