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Tom said:
Is there a way to turn a Publisher file into a PDF? I want to get my new brochures printed properly as it's cheaper and better than I can do myself. Trouble is, they want a PDF file and I've made them in Publisher because for some reason I found it gave a better print quality :? Is there a way to convert it? Even JPG is OK

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There is a probably a number of ways to do it. I have never used publisher, ut I owuld be surprised if there is not a 'save as' or 'export' option to jpg.

If you can't do it within the program then this online converter will do it for you:

http://convert.neevia.com/
 

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You might want to consider degradation in quality which can be introduced when converting. jpg is a lossy format so will definitely reuce quality. The Adobe convertor may\may not. If it does lose quality I would be inclinced to send them (whoever them is, presumably your printing company!) a list of file types that publisher can save as and ask them to advise what is best. Good luck :)
 

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The company I would go with said PDF only, and he couldn't go with.pub or whatever else publisher chucks out :S Looks like I'm printing them myself! That conversion program didn't like the .pub either :rolleyes:

I did make them in photoshop originally but for some reason when it printed the writing came out all pixelated. I transferred the backgrounds into publisher and re-did the writing and it came out well. But.... that's all very well if I'm printing them myself but that's an expensive way of doing it (about £1 a brochure) Printers was half that.
 

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pdf only is not very helpful :( I guess it gives them an easy life which could translate into cheaper prices for you.

We have some copies of Acrobat writer at work here, so if you get stuck with that website I'll see if I can get the file converted for you. Lucky my boss isn't here today so I should be able to get away with it ;)
 

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you can right click and choose program to open it with anyway and most people can do it this way or you can right click and go to properties and change what kind of file it is and what it can be opened with

or go to - file, print, click on drop down list, PDF printer, save

Not sure if the 2nd option is the same on every computer though
 

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Hi Tom,

just wishing you good luck in your new venture, and i hope you do very well. 5'm sure you will. :D

I've also hedged my bets into a new business, a heating and plumbing company based around Peterborough. I've just left British Gas after 20 years and have ploughed my savings into this. So, sink or swim.

And now my Blyxa scape is covered in hair algae after neglect, oh well. :D

regards,

Dan C.
 

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aaronnorth said:
you can right click and choose program to open it with anyway and most people can do it this way or you can right click and go to properties and change what kind of file it is and what it can be opened with

Don't do this, it will only change your PC's associations, which will not help at all, as the file will remain unchanged.

aaronnorth said:
or go to - file, print, click on drop down list, PDF printer, save

Not sure if the 2nd option is the same on every computer though

This is only available if you have Adobe Acrobat Writer installed. (Which costs £££ as per most Adobe products :twisted: )

If your still having problems - I'll next have access to a PC with Adobe writer on it on Monday. PM me your email, I'll reply with mine, you email me the file, I email it back as pdf, bish bash bosh, bobs your aunties live in lover, all sorted.
 

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TDI-line said:
Hi Tom,

just wishing you good luck in your new venture, and i hope you do very well. 5'm sure you will. :D

I've also hedged my bets into a new business, a heating and plumbing company based around Peterborough. I've just left British Gas after 20 years and have ploughed my savings into this. So, sink or swim.

And now my Blyxa scape is covered in hair algae after neglect, oh well. :D

regards,

Dan C.

Wishing you luck too Dan. :D
 

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Good luck with your buiness :)

If you want a school to try have a look at acle high school, itd be great to have somthing remotly interesting at school :D

Angus
 

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be aware that customers will not have the same appreciation of tanks that you will.

if a fish gets ill it will have to be removed IMMEDIATLY...........they will not want to hear "the tank will be a funny colour while treating"

they will want a "perfect" looking tank at ALL times with no effort on their part..........that is what they are paying you for.

if they want a change of scenery you will need to provide it swiftly.........what will you do with the fish?

remember you will have paid for them and they will need to "recycled" in the business.....................a fish house would be useful.

you may find it difficult getting aquatic companies and wholesalers to supply you.

im not trying to put you off and wish you every luck with your venture...........im just trying to highlight some potential difficulties ;)
 

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Wise words from Sye there.

I'm sure Jeremy Gay has given some similar advice to Tom too.

you may find it difficult getting aquatic companies and wholesalers to supply you.

Dennerle have proved that point already, apparently...

Adapt and overcome, Tom. All the best.
 

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Thanks for the advice, some good points there.

I think the main problem I am having with wholesalers is the minimum order price to be honest. Such as ALF's £350. That's OK if I get all the equipment from there, but if someone wants say a small Juwel tank, it won't work. Tropica's £100 minimum should work, providing the person has a decent size tank, and I can get some for my 2footer as well :rolleyes:
 

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i have a shop and sometimes find it difficult to meet minimum order some weeks.

to be honest i thought about doing this years ago. i spoke in depth to a friend who has his own specialist reef shop, and the conclusion we came to is a fish house is a must. a large amount of stock will need to be held including tanks. massive amounts of mature filtration.......(punters wont want to know about the nitrogen cycle).................therefore open a shop.

so i did :lol:

what about speaking to a shop about a trade account................they will sell you goods at a reduced price. okay so the markup wont be as good but you wont have the hassle of having to buy and store stock etc. start part time and build the business up that way.
 

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Re the PDF problem... Download a free PDF creator (I think there's one called PDF Creator). It'll then turn up as a printer. Print your file to PDF.
 

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I did, but barely got a sniff. When I started full time at Swallows I stopped advertising and I didn't have much free time anyway. First "job" I've got doing this will be at Ipswich school, and I have all their equipment (inc Rio180) sitting next to me waiting for them to give a date. The photography seems more promsing at the moment! ;)

Tom
 

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I think photography is more appealing, with this being more niche. It would be a great small business though.
 
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