Any other program to view MS Publisher .PUB files?

By RealBlackStuff
Jun 1, 2004
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  1. Does anybody know of a program, other than MS Publisher itself, to view the xxx.PUB files it creates?

    Failing that, does anyone have an URL for a trial-version of MS Publisher 2002, not the CD for 2003?
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 8,165

    Is there any reason why nobody even looks at this post?
  3. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,928

  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 8,165

    Thanks Nic, but that does not solve my problem.
    I built a new computer for a friend, installed W2K on it and copied over his "My Documents" file from the old PC he had. Then that old PC was fully wiped and installed with W98 for it to be sold.
    In there are some .pub files from MS Publisher V3.0. This is either a stand-alone V3 or the files are output from Publisher 97, which also marks its files with V3.0.

    I found a 60-day demo of this Publisher 97, but it can't read these files, even though it shows the content in a small preview-window. I have Office 2000 Premium, but that does not include Publisher 2000 (or older), so I am stuck.

    Any other suggestions, other than apply for a demo-CD from M$ themselves? (don't want to register my name with M$)
  5. Goalie

    Goalie Newcomer, in training Posts: 703

    Have you tried OpenOffice? They have many filters for MS office documents, might be able to help you. They're on 90% compatible though.. while they open many things fine, some things may be garbled and/or missing.
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 8,165

    Thanks Goalie.
    Checked out OO, unfortunately no dice.
  7. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 8,165

  8. mcjoe

    mcjoe Newcomer, in training

    Hello. I rllly needed 2 look @ publsiher files after my win 98 got wiped and no luck. sorry m8ey
  9. Darkstar1956

    Darkstar1956 Newcomer, in training

    View publisher files

    the easiest way to do this is to simply open the publisher file - select all - then cut and paste to Microsoft Word this will probably also worked in Open Office and that will do it
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Please look at the date of the thread, before posting. ;)

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  11. Dave73

    Dave73 Newcomer, in training

    Opening the .pub file

    Hi - i have not read all the replys but as i was trying to open this file i read your psot and then found the resolution else where. I could not find anyway of getting a publisher viewer but i did manage to find a neat little link which allow you to convert the file to a PDF format from which you can open it and print the file out.

    0w0w0w0.pdfonline.com/convert_pdf.asp i cant post it as a link as i am not allowed lol

    hope this helps!
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