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Old 04-27-2010, 04:26 PM   #1
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Convert a microsoft publisher file to pdf (or other format) on linux

Ok, this is the situation - I have been sent some file sI need to open but they are in .pub format. Having them sent in another format is not an option. I need to open them on Linux. Is there a tool which I can convert it into another format (preferably PDF) rather than having to mess around getting publisher installed on wine etc etc?
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Hi -

I ran into this problem a year or so ago ... on WINDOWS!

For Reasons Unknown, Microsoft has never provided a way to read .pub (MS Publisher) files without installing Microsoft Publisher. Not even on Windows:

Use a web-based converter that understands .pub files to translate them into an alternate format (such as .pdf):

'Hope that helps .. PSM
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