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Can you tell me what version of Publisher you are using?
hang on...looking. I just downloaded it recently...
Were these pages ever visible in the document?
Yes. When I first created the document and placed the pages, all of the text was there. I had closed and re-opened the document to work on it over several days and everything was fine.
Are the pages missing or just that the text is missing?
(like layouts of those pages are missing text in text boxes, but the pages are still there -ex. photos)
The text is missing, but there is a text box. On pages of the directory with photos, the photos are still there, and about 5 pages or so after the text first disappears, there is a text box with text that shows up (it was done in 2 columns, column 2 shows up).
If I pull down the text box below the page boundary on page 13, the text that should appear on page 14 shows up, but when I put the box back within the page boundary, the text disappears and nothing is on page 14...
just the text box
This is a problem with an older file version of Publisher being incorrectly interpreted by Publisher 2010. To fix this formatting do the following
"This problem is due to custom tab stops that were added in Publisher 2007 that were not formatting correctly in Publisher 2010.
We were able to find a workaround that should alleviate the problem using these steps:
1. Open the publication in Publisher 2010.
2. Place the text cursor somewhere in the text box on Page 1.
3. Click Home tab > Select > 'Select All text in Text box' (or) Press Ctrl + A to select Text on all pages.
4. While the text is still selected, click Home > Paragraph (click small button at bottom right corner in Paragraph group) > Tabs.
5. In Paragraph window, under Tabs, click "Clear All".
6. Click Ok to close Paragraph windows
7. Click File > Save As and save the publication with a new name (so that original is not modified and can be preserved as a backup).
8. The new saved publication will show all the text at this point."
Let me know if this helps restore the text
Did all that. Nothing.
Do you know if the document was created in Publisher 2007?
(Or did you create the document?)
No, it was created in Publisher 2010. I didn't work in Publisher before, but the printer recommended I put the document into Publisher instead of PageMaker due to the easier pdf creation.
it was created in 2010
Hmm I don't know about that recommendation. PageMaker is outdated, but Adobe has replaced it with Indesign. I would say Indesign is loads better but let's try to figure out what's going on with your 2010 Publisher file... so you created this in 2010.
Yes. A couple weeks ago. I
created the document and placed all the text, then was going back in to place photos and finally to edit when the text disappeared.
Can you share the publisher file with me so I can view it to see exactly what is affected?
Sure, just tell me how...sorry, I know how to create documents but am not too tech savvy
If you go to http://ge.tt/ and upload your document you can copy the link and paste it back here for me to download
ok, just a second
Sure, copy the link to the file here once you have uploaded it
Taking a look at it now
It was that problem as I mentioned in steps 1-8
Let's do this together again
Click on the text on page 1
on you keyboard click control+A to select all the text
On the ribbon with the text selected click that tiny right-downward pointing icon immediately to the right of "Paragragh" on the Home tab (third section over from the left)
This pops up a window called "Paragraph"
I have selected all text
Select the 2nd tab "Tabs"
Then select the "Clear All" button in the middle right of the window
Click "OK" and the text should all return in pages 14+
(can you find that tiny tiny right-downward arrow icon immediately to the right of the "Paragraph" title on the Home Ribbon?)
That's the hardest step
I'm uploading a repaired version of the file if you are unsuccessful in correcting it yourself
Geez, that was like giving birth. But I did get it to work!
Nice! I'm glad we were able to restore all your hard work!
It looks like I will need to do some reformatting, but I don't mind that. The text is there.
Thank goodness :D
Just in case I have also uploaded a repaired version of the document: http://ge.tt/8ZlGx9N/v/0?c
If I have been of service please provide a rating so my efforts can be recognized by Just Answer.
Thank you very much!
I've already done this