Select "File", "Print", "MS Publisher Color Printer" and save the printout (do not adjust the scale)
Convert to SVG
Locate your file in Windows Explorer and open it in GSView/GSView64. You should have a menu above the image, if not. it means you have opened it with GSWin rather than GSView
Select "Edit", "Convert to Vector Format"
Select "SVG" and click "OK"
Select the pages to convert
Save the file
Prepare Your SVG
Open the SVG in Inkscape
Set the page up to match your laser: "File", "Document Properties", "Default Units" -> "mm", "Width" -> "245 mm", "Height" -> "190 mm"
Note that the scale of objects may have been lost in the conversion. Rescale the objects if necessary: Select the group of objects, click the aspect ratio lock (next to the width), then set the width to 245 mm and X & Y to 0
Draw 2 circles to act as registration marks between the printout and laser cutting: First: W=1 H=1 X=-0.5 Y=-0.5, Second: W=1 H=1 X=244.5 Y=189.5 (These circles will be centred on 0,0 and 245,190)
Save your image for future reference
Print your image to your printer. If the edges are cropped, you may get better results by saving as a PDF and printing from Acrobat.
Convert the Outlines to Gcode
Delete all bitmaps, registration marks, text and other objects you don't want lasercut. Note that the bitmap textures are a grid of individual bitmaps, and need to be deleted individually. You can Select All (control-A) to see what objects you have left
"Layer", "Add Layer"
Select all the objects
Reselect the new group
"Layer", "Move selection to layer below"
Confirm the objects are now on the new layer by clicking the show/hide icon (eye) in the layers tab