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Old 10-16-2007, 12:21 PM   #1
fuelman
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"HELP" Please...


Hi All, I'm Fuelman and I'm new to Linux OS and the Forums...I need some help...can anybody please tell me how to open a Windows .pub file here in Linux.
I'm running a split hard drive...Windows XP and Linux Ububtu...The computer has 3 hard drives and on One drive i have all my bank stuff (Office 2003)which is a .pub file...I can access the file, but when I double click it office 2.2 opens but give me a long list of options...what do I need to do to open the .pub file?

Many Thanks, Fuelman.
 
Old 10-16-2007, 01:05 PM   #2
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pub is a publisher file I believe, and as far as I know not supported by OpenOffice(I may be wrong).

If you want helpful responses you need to put a helpful Subject title which you did not do. "HELP" Please is almost guaranteed to get no response.
It says nothing about your problem and is considered lazy and ignorant.

What you should have put was "Opening .pub files with OpenOffice 2.2" or something similar. Of course a quick google search of:

OpenOffice "microsoft publisher" support

Yields several hits on forums saying that OpenOffice does not support
publisher files.
 
Old 10-16-2007, 01:16 PM   #3
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The nearest you'd get is Scribus - haven't looked at it for a while but never had .pub support - maybe it does now?
 
Old 10-16-2007, 01:17 PM   #4
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Hope this helps

https://www.pdfonline.com/convert_pdf.asp

http://www.primopdf.com/

http://www.pdfonline.com/index.htm

http://blogs.msdn.com/chris_pratley/...te-viewer.aspx (substitute "Publisher" for "OneNote")
 
Old 10-16-2007, 03:45 PM   #5
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Wouldn't Publisher run if he installed Crossover? I've managed to get loads of Microsoft software working that way.
 
Old 10-16-2007, 04:30 PM   #6
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Yes - but he'd need a license to run it (and crossover)
 
Old 10-17-2007, 08:13 AM   #7
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Yes, of course you need an authentic and very expensive copy of Publisher - just like you're supposed to spend $300 on Word, $300 on Excel...!
As for Crossover, it's pretty cheap. You make a one-off $40 dollar fee, and you're away. It generally works very well, and you can even get (some) games to run.

Last edited by Tomermory; 10-17-2007 at 08:18 AM.
 
Old 10-17-2007, 08:36 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by fuelman View Post
.... and on One drive i have all my bank stuff (Office 2003)which is a .pub file....what do I need to do to open the .pub file?

Many Thanks, Fuelman.
The bank stuff is in the .pub file?? That does not sound like publisher. Please clarify what program created the file(s) in question.

Yes, it is good to have better thread titles, but let's not have that be a big issue.
 
Old 10-17-2007, 11:04 AM   #9
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I agree with you, pixellany. But I think dohpaz was just trying to be helpful - but comments like this
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It says nothing about your problem and is considered lazy and ignorant.
are not very welcoming to a new member! Let's face it, we were all new to forums at one time!
 
Old 10-18-2007, 07:48 AM   #10
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My .pub problem

THanks Guys for all your help...I'll let you know how I get on. I've checked again and all the bank stuff I've entered/trying to retrieve is in .pub file.

Dohpaz...I can see your point....but a little harsh for a first timer.

Thanks to linl,ehawk,pixellany and tomermory for the support.

Fuelman.
 
  


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