How to Convert a PDF to MS Publisher

Microsoft Publisher doesn't support the PDF file format. You can, however, convert PDFs to Word 2013's default DOCX format, and then insert the DOCX files into Publisher to convert them to the PUB format.

Use Adobe Acrobat DC or some other PDF utility to convert PDF files to the DOCX format.

Convert PDF to DOCX Format

Microsoft Word

Step

Open the PDF file in Microsoft Word and then select Save As under the File menu. Click the Computer side-tab and then click Browse.

Open Save As window.
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Save PDF file in DOCX format.
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Step

Specify a location to save the file, select Word Document next to Save As Type and then click Save.

Adobe Acrobat DC

Step

Open the PDF file in Adobe Acrobat DC and then click File. Point to Export To, select Microsoft Word and then click Word Document.

Export PDF file as DOCX.
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Save DOCX file.
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Step

Specify a destination to save the file and then click Save.

Open and Convert DOCX File in Publisher

Step

Open Microsoft Publisher and then click the Blank 8.5 x 11 option.

Open new publication.
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Select Insert File.
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Step

Open the Insert tab and then click Insert File on the Text group.

Open DOCX file.
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Step

Select the Word document from your hard drive and then click OK to insert the DOCX file.

Open Save As dialog box.
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Step

Open the File menu, click Save As, click Computer and then click Browse.

Convert DOCX file to the PUB format.
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Step

Specify a save destination and then click Save. Publisher saves the file in the PUB file format.