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#1 maeflye63

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 04:51 PM

I am looking for some freeware that will open my publisher files. I used to have Microsoft 2003. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have Windows 8.1 and I usually use Chrome.


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 08:26 PM

I do not know how successful the conversion will be but there is an online converter here. It will convert your .pub files to other formats of your choosing. You can try .pub to pdf or pub to doc. There is also a pub to html converter. 



#3 maeflye63

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 10:11 PM

Used the zamzar one. changed it to a pdf it didn't work for that all scrambled. It does let me see what it is when I convert to doc. but it still isn't right. I have some business cards I need to print but it isn't working.



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Posted 28 April 2015 - 08:49 AM

Did you try the pub to html conversion? Unfortunately Microsoft does not have a Publisher viewer.



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Posted 28 April 2015 - 09:01 AM

JohnC, I was going to suggest either Libre or Open Office suites for the OP.  But, those won't read Publisher material, correct?


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Posted 28 April 2015 - 09:24 AM

JohnC, I was going to suggest either Libre or Open Office suites for the OP.  But, those won't read Publisher material, correct?

Unfortunately, no. Publisher is a proprietary format. For the best scenario the OP needs access to Publisher so they can export the pub file to a pdf or doc format. Maybe their local library has Publisher available.

 

The other option is to install the trial version of Office 365 which has publisher and use that.



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Posted 04 October 2015 - 10:56 PM

Is there absolutely no .pub to .doc converter available?  I don't want a 'trial version' of Office 365, but I'll go there if I have to.



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Posted 05 October 2015 - 10:28 AM

trial-version Ofc365 -- there must go you  [yodaRevisited]


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Posted 12 October 2015 - 04:29 PM

You can open .pub files with LibreOffice Draw in the current version (Fresh).  Note, that it is not perfect, and certain features in Publisher won't render correctly.  Simple documents should be OK, complex designs with fancy effects probably won't work well.  If you need portability you would be better off exporting the documents to PDF format in Publisher.  The only guaranteed way to open the .pub file and for them to look as originally intended is in Publisher itself.  If you use say InDesign or Serif PagePlus, you'd run into the same issue - proprietary file formats.


Edited by jonuk76, 12 October 2015 - 05:03 PM.

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