Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing application used in both personal and professional scenarios. A PDF (Portable Document Format) file is a version of a source document that is readable by any user with Acrobat Reader or an alternative PDF reader. The advantage of a PDF is that it is not necessary to have the source software with which the original document was created. While a popular program, MS Publisher is not a common application among average users. Therefore, many documents created with Publisher could be distributed via PDF. If the source file is lost, you can convert a PDF file back to Publisher by following a few steps.
Download a PDF writing application.
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Open the PDF document that you want to change back to a Publisher file. Make certain that you open it within your PDF writing program, as a general PDF reading program will not have the appropriate functionality.
Click once on the "File" drop down menu, once on "Export" and then once on the "Word Document" option. This will generate a separate pop-up window.
Choose a folder in which to save the Word file using the "Save in" drop down menu. Because you will need to access this folder to complete the conversion process in Publisher, remember the name of the folder in which you save the document. If necessary, change the name of the file by typing over the text in the "File name" field. Click once on the "Save" button.
Open the Microsoft Publisher program.
Click once on the "File" drop-down menu and then once on the "Import Word Document" link. This will generate a separate pop-up menu.
Use the "Look in" drop-down menu to select the folder to which you saved the MS Word version of the PDF file. Click once on the file name and click once on the "OK" button. The content of the PDF will populate a MS Publisher document. Remember to save a copy of the Publisher file.