Customers occasionally call to ask “Can I insert a PDF into my Microsoft Publisher document?”
Yes, you can insert a PDF into your Publisher document as an object. You won’t be very happy with the results, however. Publisher inserts the object at low resolution.
What’s the workaround? The best workaround that we’ve discovered is to install a free, third-party utility called Boxoft PDF to JPG. With the Boxoft utility you can convert a PDF into a high-resolution JPG. When that’s done, you simply insert the JPG into your Publisher document as you would any other image. Voila!
If you’re interested in trying out the Boxoft PDF to JPG software, click here to download the installer. The first time you launch Boxoft PDF to JPG you will be prompted to download and install Ghostscript. After installing the software, configure Boxoft PDF to JPG to output a 300 dpi JPG by clicking the “Next >” button at the bottom of the main window and, using the up arrow, increase the dpi to 300.
PS: After you run the Boxoft PDF to JPG installer, the desktop shortcut may read “Flip PDF to JPG” or something similar rather than “Boxoft PDF to JPG.”
To download a cheat sheet containing step-by-step, numbered instructions for converting a PDF to a JPG using Boxoft PDF to JPG click here.
NOTE: If the person who created the PDF applied any security settings to the PDF, you will not be able to convert the PDF to a JPG.
Disclaimer: Boxoft PDF to JPG is distributed “as is.” No warranty of any kind is expressed or implied. You use at your own risk. LPi will not be liable for data loss, damages, monetary loss, or any other kind of loss while using or misusing this software.