Microsoft Publisher (.pub) files.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Laco, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Laco macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2008
    Is there or will there ever be any software that edits or at least opens Microsoft Publisher files (.pub)? I had to go to use a pc today because my Mac can't open these files. haha and don't say to just convert them to pdfs.
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    There are no file converters for Publisher files. Went through this a year ago. If it doesn't exist today, I don't see it ever existing.
  3. eRondeau macrumors 65816


    Mar 3, 2004
    Canada's South Coast
    Use online. It's free and it works. Upload your .pub file and it'll convert it and email it back to you in its new format. It will change .pub files into...

    From .pub - Microsoft Publisher to:
    doc - Microsoft Word Document
    html - Hypertext Markup Language
    odt - OpenDocument Text Document
    pcx - Paintbrush Bitmap Image
    pdf - Portable Document Format
    png - Portable Network Graphic
    ps - Postscript document
    rtf - Rich Text Format
    txt - Text document
  4. singer-painter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
    Thank you so much!

    I just used the zamzar website to convert my .pub file into a .doc file. I can now open the file! I am really grateful! Thanks so much for pointing me in the right direction!
  5. nerdish macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    Wow, this problem has been plaguing me for years, i make adverts in Quark and inDesign, and when clients send me PUB files it drives me mad!
    I usually have to email the file to and friend and he sends it back in a format that normal people use.

    Thanks for the link, this will now save me time :)

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