Why does Publisher not allow multiple page email newsletters?

Just received Publisher 2003.  I'm trying to make an email newsletter and 
trying to incorporate the "more details" links embedded into the template.  
However, if I want that to be a link to another page in the document, it 
doesn't work if I send the .pub as a message in an email. It doesn't work any 
way I save it, .mht, .tif, etc.  I'm curious why I had to spend two days 
sorting out the whole "more details" links through the help files only to 
find that they're useless unless I have it link to some other arbitrary site. 
 I bought publisher for this sole purpose, to send a newsletter - a document 
- not a link service to a website which I do not own or operate.

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misterf1 (1)
5/21/2006 2:42:01 AM
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How to save your publication as a Web Archive in Publisher and share it in email
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312157/en-us

Consider sending your newsletter as a PDF. There are free converters around.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=free+pdf+converter
-- 
Mary Sauer MSFT MVP
http://office.microsoft.com/
http://msauer.mvps.org/
news://msnews.microsoft.com

"misterf1" <misterf1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:269CC12A-A0C5-4DF0-984E-B80D17575B10@microsoft.com...
> Just received Publisher 2003.  I'm trying to make an email newsletter and
> trying to incorporate the "more details" links embedded into the template.
> However, if I want that to be a link to another page in the document, it
> doesn't work if I send the .pub as a message in an email. It doesn't work any
> way I save it, .mht, .tif, etc.  I'm curious why I had to spend two days
> sorting out the whole "more details" links through the help files only to
> find that they're useless unless I have it link to some other arbitrary site.
> I bought publisher for this sole purpose, to send a newsletter - a document
> - not a link service to a website which I do not own or operate.
>
> ----------------
> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx?mid=269cc12a-a0c5-4df0-984e-b80d17575b10&dg=microsoft.public.publisher 


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mary-sauer (6480)
5/21/2006 9:01:09 AM
misterf1 <misterf1@discussions.microsoft.com> was very recently heard
to utter:
> I bought
> publisher for this sole purpose, to send a newsletter - a document -
> not a link service to a website which I do not own or operate.

See here:
http://ed.mvps.org/Static.aspx?=Publisher/multipageemail

(The moral of the story: Get the 30-day trial. Or ask on a newsgroup about 
whether the product will do what you want it to before buying it. Publisher 
is not an email marketing tool, neither is it a web design tool.)

-- 
Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
http://ed.mvps.org/ 


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the_nerd (6342)
5/21/2006 9:51:14 AM
Publisher is not a web design tool?????  Did Microsoft put the coding in the 
program to create WebPages and the documentation in the Help files and the 
many pages in the "Publisher Companion" manual just to run up the price? 
Ah.... don't answer that. <G>

Me thinks you mis-speak.

Publisher may not be accredited as the "premiere" or "outstanding" or 
"excellent" or "ist wundervoll" or even "molto bene", but will carry a 
message to the world as pictures with sound.  It may be thought of by some 
as MRE's but it is life sustaining.


-- 
Don
"May your shadow be found in happy places." (Native North American)


"Ed Bennett" <the_nerd@mvps.org> wrote in message 
news:%239J$awLfGHA.4276@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> misterf1 <misterf1@discussions.microsoft.com> was very recently heard
> to utter:
>> I bought
>> publisher for this sole purpose, to send a newsletter - a document -
>> not a link service to a website which I do not own or operate.
>
> See here:
> http://ed.mvps.org/Static.aspx?=Publisher/multipageemail
>
> (The moral of the story: Get the 30-day trial. Or ask on a newsgroup about 
> whether the product will do what you want it to before buying it. 
> Publisher is not an email marketing tool, neither is it a web design 
> tool.)
>
> -- 
> Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
> http://ed.mvps.org/
> 


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Don
5/21/2006 12:19:31 PM
Don Schmidt <Don Retired Engineer@PNB.1987> was very recently heard to
utter:
> Publisher is not a web design tool?????

Nope.

> Did Microsoft put the coding
> in the program to create WebPages and the documentation in the Help
> files and the many pages in the "Publisher Companion" manual just to
> run up the price? Ah.... don't answer that. <G>

OK, I won't.

-- 
Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
http://ed.mvps.org/ 


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the_nerd (6342)
5/21/2006 12:45:35 PM
Publisher Headlines through out the world will read,

"Reliable sources near the top of the Microsoft Empire denounce Microsoft 
Flagship software, "Publisher" as being inferior!"

Mr. Gates responded with, "Mr. Bennett will be visited by our chief sales 
representative, "Vito the Torpedo"".


-- 
Don
Top posters spend less time in purgatory.


"Ed Bennett" <the_nerd@mvps.org> wrote in message 
news:eOko1RNfGHA.1276@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Don Schmidt <Don Retired Engineer@PNB.1987> was very recently heard to
> utter:
>> Publisher is not a web design tool?????
>
> Nope.
>
>> Did Microsoft put the coding
>> in the program to create WebPages and the documentation in the Help
>> files and the many pages in the "Publisher Companion" manual just to
>> run up the price? Ah.... don't answer that. <G>
>
> OK, I won't.
>
> -- 
> Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
> http://ed.mvps.org/
> 


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Don
5/21/2006 2:06:41 PM
Don Schmidt <Don Retired Engineer@PNB.1987> was very recently heard to
utter:
> "Reliable sources near the top of the Microsoft Empire denounce
> Microsoft Flagship software, "Publisher" as being inferior!"
>
> Mr. Gates responded with, "Mr. Bennett will be visited by our chief
> sales representative, "Vito the Torpedo"".

Hehehe.

-- 
Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
http://ed.mvps.org/ 


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the_nerd (6342)
5/21/2006 2:14:36 PM
Have you ever received a multipage email message produced by any software?
Ain't going to happen!

The only way I know of to send a multipage document by email is to convert
it to PDF, MHT or other formats, and ATTACH it.

Though you shouldn't, for lots of reasons, you can convert a multipage
newsletter that you designed for print, to a single page that you can email.
Ed provided you with a link to one method. Here is another that does not
require buying additional software, converting to PDF, etc., based on
"Create and send e-mail publications using Publisher":
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010743381033.aspx

First go to File > Convert to web page. You will see a dialog box that will
allow you to save a copy of the print publication if you want. You will then
get the option of adding a navigation bar. In this case choose no. > Finish.

You could also just go to File > Page Setup > under Publication Type, choose
Custom and enter whatever width or height you want, but it is probably
easier to convert to a web page and save as a different file. By converting
to a web page, you automatically end up with a default length of 48", or
about 4600 pixels, but the final email message page will be only as long as
the final element on that page.

Go to page 2 of your document. Click anywhere on the page, and "Ctrl + A" to
select all the elements on your page, or draw a box around all the elements
you want to copy. Scroll to the bottom of the last element you have
selected, and click the grouping icon and group together all the elements.
Then right click > Copy.

Then go back to your first page, and paste. Move the group of elements
around until they are lined up as you want them, or use the Arrange
functions. Repeat this process until you have copied all the pages (or
content you want to send) onto the first page, delete the old pages.

Then go to Tools > Options > Web Tab, and select "Send entire publication
page as a single
JPG...".

Then also assuming that you are using a newer version of Outlook or Outlook
Express, go to File > Send Email > Send this page as a message. You will
then see the same heading appear above the page as you would see in Outlook
or OE, so fill out the fields as you would normally, and Send. As I said,
the page that will be sent will be only as long as the last element on your
page, hyperlinks will survive, font and image size will remain the same, and
the page will print as any other message.

One major problem with this method, or the method referenced by Ed, is that
you end up with a large file to email. With either method, if you choose one
of the 4 page newsletter templates for print provided by Publisher, you will
end up with an email size approaching 800 kb or larger depending on how many
images you include, which is way too large to be sending to
anyone...especially anyone who doesn't have a broadband connection.

Alternatively you can send one page in HTML format as described in the
Microsoft article, but then the person that receives it has to have their
email client HTML enabled. If you choose to go this route, you need to use
one of the templates you will find under Web Sites and E-mail > E-mail >
Newsletter. It will result in a more appropriate width (~5.8 inches or 760
pixels)  for an email message, a much smaller file size, a web safe font,
and your text will be more crisp and clear and can be copied...it won't be
converted to an image. You can increase the length as necessary.

Bottom line is that using the "read more" links on a small, single page to
content on a website, is the better way to go IMHO if you want to send as a
message and not as an attachment, and you want to use Publisher for this
job.

DavidF

"misterf1" <misterf1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:269CC12A-A0C5-4DF0-984E-B80D17575B10@microsoft.com...
> Just received Publisher 2003.  I'm trying to make an email newsletter and
> trying to incorporate the "more details" links embedded into the template.
> However, if I want that to be a link to another page in the document, it
> doesn't work if I send the .pub as a message in an email. It doesn't work
any
> way I save it, .mht, .tif, etc.  I'm curious why I had to spend two days
> sorting out the whole "more details" links through the help files only to
> find that they're useless unless I have it link to some other arbitrary
site.
>  I bought publisher for this sole purpose, to send a newsletter - a
document
> - not a link service to a website which I do not own or operate.
>
> ----------------
> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
this
> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>
>
http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx?mid=269cc12a-a0
c5-4df0-984e-b80d17575b10&dg=microsoft.public.publisher


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Nope8657 (939)
5/21/2006 3:00:20 PM
Neither is Excel or Word


"Don Schmidt" <Don Retired Engineer@PNB.1987> wrote in message 
news:1270mmcka6u776f@corp.supernews.com...
| Publisher is not a web design tool?????  Did Microsoft put the coding in 
the
| program to create WebPages and the documentation in the Help files and the
| many pages in the "Publisher Companion" manual just to run up the price?
| Ah.... don't answer that. <G>
|
| Me thinks you mis-speak.
|
| Publisher may not be accredited as the "premiere" or "outstanding" or
| "excellent" or "ist wundervoll" or even "molto bene", but will carry a
| message to the world as pictures with sound.  It may be thought of by some
| as MRE's but it is life sustaining.
|
|
| -- 
| Don
| "May your shadow be found in happy places." (Native North American)
|
|
| "Ed Bennett" <the_nerd@mvps.org> wrote in message
| news:%239J$awLfGHA.4276@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
| > misterf1 <misterf1@discussions.microsoft.com> was very recently heard
| > to utter:
| >> I bought
| >> publisher for this sole purpose, to send a newsletter - a document -
| >> not a link service to a website which I do not own or operate.
| >
| > See here:
| > http://ed.mvps.org/Static.aspx?=Publisher/multipageemail
| >
| > (The moral of the story: Get the 30-day trial. Or ask on a newsgroup 
about
| > whether the product will do what you want it to before buying it.
| > Publisher is not an email marketing tool, neither is it a web design
| > tool.)
| >
| > -- 
| > Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
| > http://ed.mvps.org/
| >
|
| 


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webmaster911 (1600)
5/21/2006 3:03:23 PM
Amen to that! What is it with people who want to use butter knives for 
screwdrivers???

-- 

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



"Rob Giordano (Crash)" <webmaster@siriussystems.invalid> wrote in message 
news:%23V1%23teOfGHA.5088@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Neither is Excel or Word
>
>
> "Don Schmidt" <Don Retired Engineer@PNB.1987> wrote in message
> news:1270mmcka6u776f@corp.supernews.com...
> | Publisher is not a web design tool?????  Did Microsoft put the coding in
> the
> | program to create WebPages and the documentation in the Help files and 
> the
> | many pages in the "Publisher Companion" manual just to run up the price?
> | Ah.... don't answer that. <G>
> |
> | Me thinks you mis-speak.
> |
> | Publisher may not be accredited as the "premiere" or "outstanding" or
> | "excellent" or "ist wundervoll" or even "molto bene", but will carry a
> | message to the world as pictures with sound.  It may be thought of by 
> some
> | as MRE's but it is life sustaining.
> |
> |
> | -- 
> | Don
> | "May your shadow be found in happy places." (Native North American)
> |
> |
> | "Ed Bennett" <the_nerd@mvps.org> wrote in message
> | news:%239J$awLfGHA.4276@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> | > misterf1 <misterf1@discussions.microsoft.com> was very recently heard
> | > to utter:
> | >> I bought
> | >> publisher for this sole purpose, to send a newsletter - a document -
> | >> not a link service to a website which I do not own or operate.
> | >
> | > See here:
> | > http://ed.mvps.org/Static.aspx?=Publisher/multipageemail
> | >
> | > (The moral of the story: Get the 30-day trial. Or ask on a newsgroup
> about
> | > whether the product will do what you want it to before buying it.
> | > Publisher is not an email marketing tool, neither is it a web design
> | > tool.)
> | >
> | > -- 
> | > Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
> | > http://ed.mvps.org/
> | >
> |
> |
>
> 


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jl_paules (2768)
5/21/2006 4:53:40 PM
You should SEE some of MY butterknives!
Sorry...gotta go mow my lawn with my blender...hey it works and it doesn't 
use 3 dollar a gallon gas!

:-)



"JoAnn Paules [MVP]" <jl_paules@hotNOSPAMmail.com> wrote in message 
news:AJCdndTegPOPBu3ZnZ2dnUVZ_tidnZ2d@suscom.com...
| Amen to that! What is it with people who want to use butter knives for
| screwdrivers???
|
| -- 
|
| JoAnn Paules
| MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
|
|
|
| "Rob Giordano (Crash)" <webmaster@siriussystems.invalid> wrote in message
| news:%23V1%23teOfGHA.5088@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
| > Neither is Excel or Word
| >
| >
| > "Don Schmidt" <Don Retired Engineer@PNB.1987> wrote in message
| > news:1270mmcka6u776f@corp.supernews.com...
| > | Publisher is not a web design tool?????  Did Microsoft put the coding 
in
| > the
| > | program to create WebPages and the documentation in the Help files and
| > the
| > | many pages in the "Publisher Companion" manual just to run up the 
price?
| > | Ah.... don't answer that. <G>
| > |
| > | Me thinks you mis-speak.
| > |
| > | Publisher may not be accredited as the "premiere" or "outstanding" or
| > | "excellent" or "ist wundervoll" or even "molto bene", but will carry a
| > | message to the world as pictures with sound.  It may be thought of by
| > some
| > | as MRE's but it is life sustaining.
| > |
| > |
| > | -- 
| > | Don
| > | "May your shadow be found in happy places." (Native North American)
| > |
| > |
| > | "Ed Bennett" <the_nerd@mvps.org> wrote in message
| > | news:%239J$awLfGHA.4276@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
| > | > misterf1 <misterf1@discussions.microsoft.com> was very recently 
heard
| > | > to utter:
| > | >> I bought
| > | >> publisher for this sole purpose, to send a newsletter - a 
document -
| > | >> not a link service to a website which I do not own or operate.
| > | >
| > | > See here:
| > | > http://ed.mvps.org/Static.aspx?=Publisher/multipageemail
| > | >
| > | > (The moral of the story: Get the 30-day trial. Or ask on a newsgroup
| > about
| > | > whether the product will do what you want it to before buying it.
| > | > Publisher is not an email marketing tool, neither is it a web design
| > | > tool.)
| > | >
| > | > -- 
| > | > Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
| > | > http://ed.mvps.org/
| > | >
| > |
| > |
| >
| >
|
| 


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webmaster911 (1600)
5/21/2006 6:19:10 PM
JoAnn Paules [MVP] wrote:
> Amen to that! What is it with people who want to use butter knives for 
> screwdrivers???
> 

that's a no-no? how about my letter-opener?

-- 

Hugs, Erika
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erikakatz (293)
5/21/2006 8:21:38 PM
Oh Erika! I had such high hopes for you. Alack and alas, you're just like 
all of the rest. <sniff>

-- 

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



"Erika" <erikakatz@mail.com> wrote in message 
news:etZ72QRfGHA.2188@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> JoAnn Paules [MVP] wrote:
>> Amen to that! What is it with people who want to use butter knives for 
>> screwdrivers???
>>
>
> that's a no-no? how about my letter-opener?
>
> -- 
>
> Hugs, Erika 


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jl_paules (2768)
5/21/2006 10:51:11 PM
JoAnn Paules [MVP] <jl_paules@hotNOSPAMmail.com> was very recently
heard to utter:
> Oh Erika! I had such high hopes for you. Alack and alas, you're just
> like all of the rest. <sniff>

I got myself a $35 screwdriver set the other day just so I could use one to 
open up a friend's laptop.

-- 
Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
http://ed.mvps.org/ 


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the_nerd (6342)
5/21/2006 11:24:12 PM
I *am* going to adopt you!!! Will your parents mind much? They still have to 
pay for your education tho.

-- 

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



"Ed Bennett" <the_nerd@mvps.org> wrote in message 
news:OgSzr2SfGHA.3488@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> JoAnn Paules [MVP] <jl_paules@hotNOSPAMmail.com> was very recently
> heard to utter:
>> Oh Erika! I had such high hopes for you. Alack and alas, you're just
>> like all of the rest. <sniff>
>
> I got myself a $35 screwdriver set the other day just so I could use one 
> to open up a friend's laptop.
>
> -- 
> Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
> http://ed.mvps.org/
> 


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jl_paules (2768)
5/22/2006 2:17:23 AM
JoAnn Paules [MVP] wrote:
> Oh Erika! I had such high hopes for you. Alack and alas, you're just like 
> all of the rest. <sniff>
> 

I just don't have much to do with tools. They don't play nice with me. ;-)

-- 

Hugs, Erika
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erikakatz (293)
5/22/2006 5:15:52 AM
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