Importing a PDF as an Object
Information from an Adobe PDF file can be loaded into Publisher via the "Insert" ribbon. To see how this works, users should either find or a PDF file, preferably one that has text and an image so that the behavior of Microsoft Publisher can be observed.
For this example, we will use a page from Historia de la Computacion, a public domain file found on Wikimedia.org.
Click on the "Insert" tab and then click the "Insert Object" button. Normally, "Adobe Acrobat Document" is the first type of object on the list so it is readily found.
Click on the "Create from File" radio button and then browse to the file using the "Browse" button and the "Browse" window. Ordinarily a Publisher user will leave the "Display As Icon" box unchecked so the document will be visible inside the Publisher document. When the main Publisher window is restored, the user will see the PDF document appear on the page as seen in the image below.
Technically, the PDF file is now imported into Microsoft Publisher, but it is present as an embedded object, not as text and graphics. Double-clicking on the object will open the original PDF document in Adobe Acrobat.
Inserting the PDF document as an object works, but it does not allow it to become an integrated, editable part of the Publisher document. If text and graphics from the PDF must be edited within Microsoft Publisher, an alternate method must be used.