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I periodically make score cards for my bowls club. They are saved on a memory stick. The office program I recently downloaded does not have publisher. Does anyone know of a program that will open and run this file please. I would like a free trial for a few days, but am willing after that to pay a modest price.

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Publisher saves as .pub files which are a proprietary Microsoft format.

AFAIK nothing other than Publisher itself can save a .pub file.

 

I believe the open source DTP program Scribus (note - I have never tried it)

http://sourceforge.net/projects/scribus/files/scribus-devel/1.5.4/

has an import filter for publisher files and can open a .pub file, but cannot save it.

 

Alternatively you could use a file converter like zamzar

https://www.zamzar.com/

to convert it in something you can edit (.pdf, .docx or whatever)

 

Publisher 2016 is £109.99 https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/p/publisher-2016/cfq7ttc0k5d0?

or

Office 365 Personal   https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/b/office?activetab=tab%3ahomeorpersonal

contains Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher (PC only), Access (PC only)
for a mere £59.99 per year (£5.99 per month)

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13 minutes ago, andsome said:
This was sent from another forum. I will give it a try tomorrow. Looks promising.
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Read the reply here :- https://lucidpress.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360010243006-How-do-I-open-a-pub-file- 

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Lucidpress does not support Microsoft Publisher (.pub) files, so it is not possible to open one in Lucidpress.

 

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I downloaded a .pub file to play around with, Scribus wouldn't touch it, but LibreOffice opened it in LibreOffice Draw, you can work with it, but it can't save any amendments as  a .Pub file. The default format is ODG, which would be a pain if you were sharing the file with other Publisher users but probably OK if you're just doing it for your own use.

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I looked at it but got a message that it is an executable file and may contain viruses or malware. I wont risk it but many thanks.

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5 hours ago, andsome said:

I looked at it but got a message that it is an executable file and may contain viruses or malware. I wont risk it but many thanks.

What was it ?

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1 minute ago, Boris said:

What was it ?

A suggested alternative to Publisher

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Yes, that is fairly obvious ! - which particular file shows this message ?

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I have a memory like a sieve and can’t remember now, sorry for being such a handsome thicko

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I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before. I print three side by side on one sheet and then cut them in my guillotine, I will get three from the club, and scan them side by side. I will save as a jpeg and print as usual. I am a dum dum for not thinking of this before. But of course I am an extremely good looking dum dum.

 

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There we are - problem solved - and no IT stress !!!

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