Note: PageZephyr and PageZephyr Search have been DISCONTINUED. Please see our Products page for current Markzware offerings. Markzware also has ID Util, which can help you to view Adobe InDesign stories.
Publisher for Mac?
There is no Microsoft Publisher for Mac, but we have alternatives for you. With simple ways to get your Publisher content over to a Mac…
Markzware desktop publishing software gets Publisher files onto the
Mac platform and into various applications
Hi, everybody! David Dilling from Markzware. Now, I know that there are a lot of you out there looking for Publisher for Mac, or Microsoft Publisher for the Macintosh. Well, she’s not going to happen. Well, at least not in that form, but what I’m going to show you today are a few tips on how you can get your Publisher content usable on the Macintosh in comparable, or much better even, desktop publishing (DTP) applications or processes. So, let’s go check it out right now. Now, the first thing that you’ll notice when we do a search for Publisher for Mac is that there are a lot of people out there looking for it. There are 156 million results. You’ll see various alternatives, like Swift Publisher, iStudio Publisher, and there’s a couple of other ones mentioned here, including, of course, Microsoft Office itself and, naturally, then we have Adobe InDesign, which we’ll get to in a moment, of course.
So, there are alternatives, a bunch of them, and now how do you get your content from A to B, from Publisher into another application on the Macintosh? Let me show you that here. Option one is an affordable tool we have called PageZephyr, very inexpensive, and what it will do is it will scan and index all of your Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, and Microsoft Publisher files. So, what you get, and it’s very easy to do, but I’m not going to show you that now. What you get is a listing of all of your content and, for instance, I can go into, let’s say, this InDesign file here, and what we see is we get a drill-down, to actually see inside of the InDesign file, without opening it. Now, it’s only textual content, but that is often all that you need, or in any event, a big part of what you’ll need. So, you see here, we got some kind of catalog and it’s just… everything’s in there, text story by text story, or you can just get the entire thing here, like that.
Publisher. I’m on a Macintosh here. I would like to have Publisher on the Mac. That’s just not gonna happen. How can I get my Publisher content for my colleague, who’s on Windows, into something I can use on a Macintosh? Well, we saw those alternatives, but how do we get it into that? Well, here we see a Publisher file, to start with. Click on that one, and then, we can get all of the text and what you see is fully stylized text with color, stylization, italic, bold, font usage, you name it. It’s all in the file, like that. So, it’s really, really cool. But, okay, we know. We want to search our hard drive for all of our Publisher files.
Now, I see all different stuff, all mixed together, but what you can do is you go up here. You go “Search in” and say “Document is”, and then, you’ll get a choice here and you choose. Well, I’m only looking for my Publisher files right now. And you have to drill back then, because these red folders mean that the content was not indexable, or it’s been moved. So, I can delete those. And you do that up in your Preferences, but no need to worry about that now. So, now we go in. I see only the Publisher files on our system, and you see when we click in, we get all of the content. Extremely handy, to free up that content for use on our Macintosh. Well, let’s just take a simple file for this, take all of this content. Now, we can actually go in here and actually make edits. That’s also possible.
And we can now take this content and we go up here and say “Save” and you can say “Publisher-for-Mac-content” and you save it down to the desktop, and what we get there is, you can see here, this stylized RTF with all colors, fonts and stylization used. Now, there’s another neat thing you can also search the content. So, for instance, if we want to search for all the words where we see the word “model” used, click Enter. We then can get here all the documents and text stories exactly, only which use the word “model”, and it even will highlight the text in yellow. So, very, very interesting stuff.
You take your RTF here. You’re going to take this content and you can put it into iStudio Publisher, Swift Publisher, or even right into Word, I mean we’re in Word right now. I could just open this in Word, and there we are. And some will say, “Well, that’s fine for one project, but I also want the full layout. What can I do there?” Well, for that, we have some other options. In Adobe InDesign CS6, we at Markzware offer a plugin called Pub2ID. I should say we did offer a plugin, Pub2ID, and I’ll get to that in a moment.
So, you’ll need to have InDesign. This is a more expensive option to get your Publisher files editable and usable on a Macintosh, but it is a professional’s option. And nowadays, Adobe, on adobe.com, has many options to rent the software for a month, or a quarter, or a year, for a certain period of time, at a very affordable price, so it’s not so crazy. And, up top in InDesign, if you buy Pub2ID or would’ve bought Pub2ID, you’ll get “Pub2ID” and then you can just hit “Convert MS Publisher Document” and then you can go in there. And you go in there and choose a file and click “Open” and Pub2ID converts everything right on over into InDesign with a click.
Look at that! I mean everything, layout, colors, fonts. You’ve got all the images that would have been used in there. Everything will be right there, ready for you to use. You can then save this file out and it’s fully editable in InDesign. So, that’s Pub2ID, and basically you’re going to want to get that pretty quickly if you want, if you need to get Publisher into InDesign, because you’ll see under our Markzware Products listing, Pub2ID is no longer listed. I can still get you a buy link for Pub2ID for CS6, but we’re stopping the product, just because we haven’t quite got enough sales on that product, although it has sold quite well. It works great. It really does. If you need to get Publisher into InDesign, that’s the way to do it. It’s (snaps fingers) one click, as you saw, and it’s done.
If you click on Markzware Products page on markzware.com, you will still see it listed here and you’ll get into the store and I’ll include these links down below. So, you can go in and actually still buy Pub2ID, and it works great, but buy it now, because we’re going to have to stop it. We have to concentrate on our main products, our FlightCheck for preflighting and packaging InDesign and even Publisher files, Quark, and, of course, Q2ID (Quark to InDesign), ID2Q (InDesign to QuarkXPress), PDF2DTP (PDF to InDesign or PDF to Quark). This is where demand’s coming from, and as a small company, we have to concentrate on that. So, buy Pub2ID today.
And the same thing with PageZephyr. I’m showing you this today, because PageZephyr’s also going away from here, but I’ll get you the links down below to the PageZephyr page, where you’ll be able to buy these products. They won’t come with any warranty. We can’t fix any bugs that might be in there. These have been on the market for years, so they’re pretty clean and they do what they say on the tin, they work. They do what they claim to do. And both of them are very affordable products. And get them now, if you need this sort of thing. PageZephyr is extremely handy. I thought this would just sell hand over fist, but it just hasn’t. It sold decently and the people that use it love it, to index their entire drive with all their content.
Now, there is another option, if you need to get Publisher for Mac, in other words, get your Publisher files on your Mac, and that’s the Markzware file conversion service, and there, it’s best that you email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get you more information. Just tell us what kind of files you have, how many you have, how big they are, and we’ll get you a quote, but, in effect, it’s 19 dollars or Euros per file, per conversion. We will offer a bulk discount. And there, you can see the email address, email@example.com . We will offer a bulk discount, if you send many at one time. And this conversion service has been very popular, to do many things: Quark to InDesign, PDF to InDesign, Publisher to InDesign.
And with that note, you can get Publisher, as you just saw, we can get RTF stylized text files, and we can get you down save, you know, from higher versions of InDesign to lower versions, and all kinds of other things. We also fix bad files, as a different service, but this is another option to help you get your Publisher files on a Mac, or for a Mac, and this is the Markzware DTP conversion service. It’s a rather long link to this page. I’ll put it there, but, in effect, just email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you want to convert, what to what, how many you have, what size they are, and we’ll get you a price, but, generally, its 19 dollars, or 19 Euros, per file only if, like we’ve had someone before send us a 4 gigabyte file, and we’re going to have to charge you a bit more for that. In any event, those are the options from Markzware.
We do have an upcoming webinar. Check it out today on our home page. Join us to give feedback on the products that you use from Markzware to see what we have created with FlightCheck, PDF2DTP, Q2ID, etc., and what we’re working on for the future. So, cruise on over to our web page today, or email us on email@example.com . We stand ready to assist. We find it terrible that we have to discontinue some products, but this is the reality of what will be happening. We stand here ready to serve you. We have the conversion service. You have the ability to still buy these discontinued Markzware Products. It will be possible on our web page, so we’re not just going to leave you in the dark.
So if you need Publisher for Mac, or if you need to get Publisher files into InDesign [InDesign CS, for example], then we stand ready to assist. Once again, David Dilling for Markzware, wishing you a fantastic day! Take care.
Publisher for Mac!