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Dec 3, 2010 3:30 AM

Hi my name is Serenity

and I am now ready to upload my book, I have used microsoft publisher and wonder if any other authors have used it and had any issues in uploading their book .  Thanks in advance for any feedback

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1. Dec 3, 2010 3:37 AM in response to: serenity01
Re: Hi my name is Serenity

Hi Serenity and welcome,


I haven't used Microsoft Publisher, but as long as you can create a PDF file from it, at the right size and with the correct margins, you should be fine.


These two links lead to the specifications you have to follow:




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2. Dec 3, 2010 5:09 AM in response to: serenity01
Re: Hi my name is Serenity

I have not used Publisher, but word for doing my interior file. You can download a free template if Publisher fails to convert to a PDF. Another site is They are also a good tool to use for margins, header and footers, page numbering ect.




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3. Dec 3, 2010 7:35 AM in response to: serenity01
Re: Hi my name is Serenity

Welcome to the community.


I've not used Publisher for any of my own books, but I did use it for two projects where the client wanted the page layout in that format (so she could make revisions herself in the future).  I did the conversions to PDF with Adobe Acrobat, and there were no technical problems.  The only minor issue that arose was color management -- the illustrator was unhappy with some of the colors in the actual book, but those source illustrations were manipulated (cropped, feathered, resized, etc.) on three different platforms after they left her hands, so I think that was the reason for any color shift (rather than anything specific to Publisher or the PDF conversion).


I would suggest using the original .pub format for the source layout, rather than one of the extended formats (.pubx, .pubs) as those newer options seem to support some features that won't make trip to a print-ready PDF.


Hope that helps.  Good luck.


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