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    Free publisher

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    Does anyone know of an free opensource program that can open and edit microsoft publisher files?


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    Don't think there is any

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    You can convert to a different format using publisher or Zamzar - Free online file conversion but it looks as if there is no open source program that will handle the files

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    Ye we had this problem when we where trying to convert to open office, But we didn't come up with anything just told them how to convert them to open scribus but it doesn't handle .pub files its self... Sorry

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    Microsoft themselves don't even have a Publisher Viewer. I think realistically you'll have to convert the file somehow as already suggested.

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    Well if you are looking to go to Scribus, if the machine already has publisher installer there is, Import Publisher to Scribus - Scribus Public Wiki

    Although personally we just put all the publisher files as pdf's that way they could easily be viewed although not edited but we did this during the summer holidays so very few people actually had to go back and be able to edit publisher files.

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    OpenOffice ?

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    Open office currently lacks a direct Publisher equivalent.

    Publisher was only added to MS Office in 2003 I think previously it was a stand alone product. Its functionality is more in line with a basic Indesign or Quark Express than a word processor.

    I'm afraid the only option for opening the files is MS publisher itself. The embedded image compression system even makes raw text almost impossible to recover from the files.

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    Anyone using Scribus now? I'd love to ween us off of Publisher.



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