Resolved Need to read Microsoft office Publisher file. Available on mac el capitan?

hughmichael

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I have old files in Publisher that I need to open for updating.

My problem is: the .PUB files of ten years ago are fuzzy and blurry after I change their format several times.

After I change them to PDFs that then open in Preview, I do a screen capture, turning them into .PNG, and then even if I change them to .JPG format, they just get blurrier and blurrier and blurrier.

I need a program that can read Publisher on a Mac. Then, no loss.

Any ideas?

Also, is there a PDF maker that is flexible enough to let me take a random 3 pages from 300 or so, and work with them?

Much appreciated.
 

robo456

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Mar 3, 2008
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If that thread's ideas don't work, you can email it to me and I can try to open in in Publisher 2016 (on the PC side) and 'deconstruct' it so you can use the parts in whatever program you want on the Mac side...

--rob
 
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hugh.michael

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If that thread's ideas don't work, you can email it to me and I can try to open in in Publisher 2016 (on the PC side) and 'deconstruct' it so you can use the parts in whatever program you want on the Mac side...

--rob
[doublepost=1476536968][/doublepost]Many thanks. Created PDF. solved.
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Created PDF, solved. Thanks for the help. Much appreciated.
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Other then going to PDF, there's no way to open them natively.
True enough. made PDF, settle for that. OK. Stick to PC, forget the war between the multinationals.