How to Create a JPG From Microsoft Publisher

By Tricia Goss

When distributing an electronic version of a Microsoft Publisher publication, you might not want to send it as a Publisher file. If you email it as an attachment and the recipient does not have Publisher, he may not be able to view the file. On the other hand, if the recipient does have Publisher, she will view it as it appeared when you created it--in parts and sections on the Publisher page. Save the file as a JPG instead and know that all of your recipients will see the file as you intended.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Publisher 2003, 2007 or 2010

Step 1

Create a new Publisher file or open the file from which you want to create a JPG file.

Step 2

Select all of the text, images and other objects on the page using the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+A." Alternatively, you can go to the "Edit" menu in Publisher 2003 or 2007 and click on "Select All," or click "Select" in the "Editing" group of the "Home" tab in Publisher 2010 and click on "Select All Objects."

Step 3

Go to the "Arrange" menu in Publisher 2003 or 2007 and click "Group." Click on "Group" in the "Arrange" group of the "Home" tab in Publisher 2010. This will group all of the objects on the Publisher page into one.

Step 4

Right-click any area of the Publisher page and select "Save as Picture." The "Save As" dialog box will open.

Step 5

Select "JPEG File Interchange Format" in the "Save as Type" list. Enter a name for the JPG file and click "Save."