Restore removed functionality to print from Publisher to a PDF using CMYK settings
In Publisher 2010, one had the option to print using a CMYK colour scheme, which is required by the commercial printer that does the printing of my newsletter. The functionality has worked well for many years. When I upgraded to Office 2013 (on an Office 365 subscription), I see that the feature was removed (i.e. one can only print in RGB format). Why was this feature removed, and can it be reinstated?
Mr. M commented
Please restore the functionality to print from Publisher to a PDF using CMYK settings, I need this to submit viable files to the printing contractor.
Microsoft what were you thinking about? Converting a Publisher 2016 file to CMYK is paramount for professionals. My commercial printer has rejected files because they are RGB.
Please put it right guys, ASAP.
I wish I had known this before upgrading to Office 365! It is causing me great concern of how to move forward. I MUST be able to send CMYK files to our commercial printers - they will simply refuse anything else and I don't have the time for some of the workarounds I've found online nor to learn a new program. This is quite irritating!
What was MS thinking by removing CMYK as an option for saving documents for printers. My printers want it, and I am now stuck. Next Google Search: publishing programs that have CMYK
Nico vd Merwe commented
Nowhere on the planet do you get a commercial printer that will use Red Green & Blue inks. (RGB)
Everyone on the planet can only print in Cyan Magenta Yellow Black. (CMYK)
Restore the CMYK conversion functionality!!
(or rename your product to Microsoft Website Graphics and remove any reference to paper sizes - because if it can't do CMYK, it definitely can't be called a Publishing program)
Please support your MS Publisher product manager and dev team. And whomever made the decision to remove the CMYK colour conversion: You sir/madam should be slapped (fired).
Microsoft, you have a forum for feedback, but what is the point if customers have been giving the necessary feedback for more than a year, but no one seems to be interested in working on the solution.
And please tell your community of supporters (paying customers) when you start working on a solution, to prevent us from cancelling our 365 subscriptions in future in favor of some other platform.
Ryszard Boc commented
It is absolutely essential to have CMYK color mode available. Without this feature I will have to phase out using this product.
It is hard to understand why Microsoft is going against industry standards. Quite irresponsible.
This is essential, and I can't believe it's been taken away..!
Michael Münkle commented
CMYK is essential for commercial printers. Please restore the CMYK function in Publisher 2016 and beyond. I am still using Publisher 2010 because the later Versions lacking CMYK functions are useless.
DAVID PALMER commented
CMYK is essential for commercial printers.
Although Adobe InDesign is a much more capable program it is expensive and has a steeper learning curve which is why occasional users stayed with Publisher.
Please restore the functionality!.
Please restore the CMYK function in Publisher 2016 and beyond - we are a small business producing our own artwork for our flyers/exhibition stands and are now unable to provide commercial printers with a version they can print. We would have to start using Adobe Photoshop to do this. Please restore this functionality in Publisher, it is absolutely essential.
Please restore the CMYK function
Please reinstate the color model. It is imperative for offset printing. PDFs created with the rgb model of 2016 produce severely distorted color results in images. Peoples faces are all blasted out red. I dont understand why you fixed something that wasnt broke and made it worse?
Danielle Melhuish commented
Please reinstate the ability to save in CMYK for printing. What I find ironic, is that Publisher is primarily for PRINTED items (although many of us use it to create files for web use). My desktop printer utilizes CMYK and commercial printers require files to be submitted in CMYK (excluding when we use Pantone). I just cannot understand why Publisher would take away that option from those of us who require it.
Professional printers recuire CMYK!!
Larry Bradley commented
We absolutely need the ability to create and send files created in Microsoft Publisher 2016 in cmyk pdf files. Microsoft Publisher 2016 advertising clearly states that it can create commercially printable files. Unless the files can be exported as cmyk process color that is a fiction, and the program should be relegated to hobbyists, not professionals, and clearly labeled as such.
Without the CMYK ability to easily prepare files for a commercial printer, then I don't need MS Publisher...or even MS Office. I'll just use Google's free Docs, Sheets, etc. - Disappointed.
Christian Schmitz-Moormann commented
Please restore the CMYK output capabilities of MS Publisher. The available Pantone matching is not adequate.
Philip West commented
The inability to convert output to CMYK colour space is costing me money as commercial printers are making additional charges to do the coversion. Our own printer doesn't like RGB input from Publisher either - not a problem for small print runs but can add hours to larger print runs of multiple page booklets.
It seems that M$ is not listening to us, no matter what you do here! We made them a big Market power that rules like an ancient Emperor.