Export text

Although you cannot export text directly from Microsoft Office Publisher, you can cut and paste all or part of the text in a publication to a document in another program, such as Microsoft Office Word. You can also save the publication in a different file format to use in the other program.

What do you want to do?

Copy and paste text in a publication to another program

Save the text in a publication for use in another program on a different computer system

Copy and paste text in a publication to another program

  1. Select the text.

  2. Right-click the selected text, and then click Copy.

  3. Open the program and file that you want to copy the text to.

  4. Right-click where you want the text to appear, and then click Paste.

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Save the text in a publication for use in another program on a different computer system

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.

  2. In the File name box, type a name for the file.

  3. In the Save as type list, select the file format that is used by the other program.

    If you don't know the format, select either Rich Text Format or Plain Text.

  4. Click Save, and then click OK in the message box.

    Note: If you save a publication as Plain Text, the File Conversion dialog box may appear. In the dialog box, select the type of text encoding that you want: Windows (Default), MS-DOS, or Other encoding (if you select this, you must select an encoding format, such as Baltic (Windows)).

  5. Copy the file to media such as a floppy disk or CD, or to a network server that the other computer can access.

  6. Open the program and file to which you want to add the text.

  7. Add the file that you saved by using the Insert Text, Import Text, Insert File, or Open command of the program.

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