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Opening Publisher documents when one doesn't have Publisher

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Lord Vader, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member

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    I don't have Microsoft's Publisher, and I've got a bunch of .pub files that were Emailed to me to review. Well, because I don't have Publisher, I'm unable to open and view these things. Is there something out there that will allow me to view these, short of actually having to install Publisher?
     
  2. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Not that I've ever found.

    Do you know someone you can forward it to that can then convert it to word or something and send it back?
     
  3. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member

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    Not yet.
     
  4. scuba_tim

    scuba_tim Godfather

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    You should be able to get a trial version for Microsoft. Fully functional and should get you by for a few weeks.
     
  5. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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  6. scuba_tim

    scuba_tim Godfather

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    Another option I've actually used for publisher files in the past is to sign up for a free trial to Adobe's Create a PDF online. They'll turn a .pub file to a pdf and email it to you. At least then you can review the file.
    http://createpdf.adobe.com/
     
  7. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

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    You can use this https://www.pdfonline.com/convert_pdf.asp

    But all Microsoft Office 2007 programs now have an addin that allows for the saving of any office format document as a pdf or xps file which can then be emailed to anyone. The process requires Genuine Validation but begins at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...11-3E7E-4AE6-B059-A2E79ED87041&displaylang=en

    I install this automatically with all Office 2007 installations. It is unfortunate that Adobe forced Microsoft to make this feature an addin as opposed to the original Beta versions of Office 2007 where this was included as part of the program.

    I always save anything I create in the default Office 2007 format but then also create a .pdf or .xps copy as well for emailing to people who I am not sure that they have software to view.
     

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