You'll find that most printers look down their nose at anyone who uses Microsoft Publisher, in fact lots of them refuse to accept the files altogether - but don't worry, we're not like that.
are happy to print Publisher documents but you should pay attention to the following points before sending us your files to ensure trouble-free printing.
Colour: In the 'Tools' menu click 'Commercial
Printing Tools' and click 'Colour Printing'. Click the radius button marked 'Process Colours' (CMYK) - click
OK to close the window.
You'll find that the colours in your publication will have slightly changed (particularly blues and oranges) - however, what you now see on screen is a much more
accurate representation of the final printed document. (Click here for a more
detailed explanation of colour balance.)
Fonts: In the 'Tools' menu click on 'Commercial
Printing Tools' and click 'Fonts'. Click the checkbox that embeds TrueType fonts. You'll also see a list of fonts
in your publication - only use the ones that can be embedded!
points are a particular problem in Publisher because the font
used cannot be embedded. Inserting bullet points manually usually solves this
problem. (Check the embedded fonts list as described above).
documents: In the File menu click on 'Pack
and Go' and click on 'Take to a
Commercial Printing Service' - this facility will automatically compress
your material, and embed your fonts, graphics and pictures. Follow the on
This process usually creates 3 files - send all of them to us.
There's lots of useful
information in Publisher's help file - if you regularly produce documents for printing then it's worth reading.