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Publisher to InDesign Conversion

by micholer / December 17, 2007 6:35 AM PST

For anybody who is looking for a MS Publisher to InDesign converter, as I was, check out PUB2ID.

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For your first post, that's not much praise.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 17, 2007 8:21 AM PST

Are you the author?

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For your first post, that's not much praise.
by micholer / December 19, 2007 5:12 AM PST

I am not the author .... wish I was. PUB2ID is a good product that will make a big difference for anyone migrating/converting from Publisher to InDesign. The following is an extract from the official blurb.

"PUB2ID (Microsoft Publisher to Adobe InDesign) is a plug-in for Adobe InDesign. It provides a quick, easy and affordable method for you to migrate all your Microsoft Publisher content into new Adobe InDesign documents. The conversion is enabled with a single click using the InDesign File->Open menu. No more re-creating documents from scratch; PUB2ID gives you a big head-start.

PUB2ID translates the intricate details of the content within the Microsoft Publisher document and instantly re-creates it within InDesign. Items converted from Publisher include: page size, positioning, colour models, fonts and styles, text attributes and tables, layers, word wrap, linked text boxes as well as automatic extraction of images embedded in the Publisher file.

The PUB2ID (Microsoft Publisher to Adobe InDesign) document conversion technology will save you countless hours of scanning, re-keying and formatting. This product converts and transforms files created with Microsoft Publisher into an Adobe InDesign file on either Macintosh or Windows platforms."

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That's junk.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2007 7:40 AM PST

We can read that any day of the week. What do you think about this product?

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That's junk.
by micholer / December 19, 2007 9:52 AM PST
In reply to: That's junk.

I provided information about a product PUB2ID, that to my knowledge, is unique and believe might be of interest. A product that does as it says on the tin. It is not perfect but certainly is a big help to anybody that needs to convert from Publisher to InDesign. So why is that junk? I tried to be objective in my first post. It appears from your comment that I should have been more upbeat and effusive in my posting because it was my first post.

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So it appears to be a form of spam.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2007 10:43 AM PST
In reply to: That's junk.

Why post such unless it's spam?

We get all types of attempts at spam here. I'm not impressed with this product at all. And you haven't done more than copy something from it's web page.


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From Pub to PDF-Free Site
by ddamico361--2008 / October 13, 2012 1:38 AM PDT

Just a brief reply regarding conversion. An intermediate step would be to convert the publication to a PDF. At least that would allow copying of text from the Publisher document to any new source. I use a free converter website that has no strings attached. The result from a Publisher file to PDF is seamless.

It can be found here...

D. Damico

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