I have tried your suggestion with primoPDF.
It promises to be the right solution for me, as it appears to be designed to download the app (the software) onto my PC hard drive which would make it available (and easily accessible) for the future.
Q1 Is that assumption correct?
But the problem is that it when I install it on the PC, it will not do so completely without that PC having access to the Internet, at the end of the installation it needs to make some link through the browser to really complete installation. So it doesn't open up and it can't be found within the active programmes. So its effectively just 'not there' to use.
Q2 Do you have a suggestion to get around this? or is there another one that can be installed with the restrictions I have?
I have tried two other ways around this problem... in vain:
Q3 When I use the 'save-as' option from the (publisher2010) file menu, the resulting PDF loses significant layout features: many of the pictures have moved pushing the text all over the place... why is that?
Q4 When I use the 'print-as' option from the (publisher2010) file menu, the resulting PDF loses the same layout features: many of the pictures have moved pushing the text all over the place AND the chapter headlines (which are set in small-caps) have all come out 'in code' - another failure... why is that?
Q5 I have not tried primoPDF with my publisher2003 (which is on my laptop) because that too, is not connected to the Internet.