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ianhnz
15-09-2009, 03:50 PM
Anyone know of a “freeware” publisher, read only program? Our grandbabies school sends us newsletters and we don’t have Publisher. I did a Google and it just brings up Microsoft’s version. Thanks, Iam

FIAT LUX
15-09-2009, 04:02 PM
I just scroogle (http://www.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/scraper.htm)'ed it :


http://www.freewaregeeks.com/?page=detail&get_id=1495&category=41

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art14141.asp

http://www.freewarepub.org/

http://forums.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=79937

Erayd
15-09-2009, 04:03 PM
Scribus isn't bad, although it's Linux only - so you'll need a PC with Linux installed to use it.

It's basically an open source implementation of Adobe InDesign / PageMaker.

Edit: Ignore this, it's irrelevant - didn't quite realise what you wanted at first.

ianhnz
15-09-2009, 04:05 PM
Thanks guys, I'll have a look. Re:Erayd, yes I had found, that one, but on Xp.

KarameaDave
15-09-2009, 04:07 PM
Windows version of Scribus at Sourceforge

http://sourceforge.net/projects/scribus/files/scribus/1.3.3.13/scribus-1.3.3.13-win32-install.exe/download

ianhnz
15-09-2009, 04:12 PM
Ok, let u know.

Erayd
15-09-2009, 04:16 PM
Windows version of Scribus at Sourceforge

http://sourceforge.net/projects/scribus/files/scribus/1.3.3.13/scribus-1.3.3.13-win32-install.exe/download
Oooh, that's handy to know - I had no idea there was a Windows port. Thanks :).

KarameaDave
15-09-2009, 04:38 PM
Happy to help.:)

PaulD
15-09-2009, 04:49 PM
Anyone know of a “freeware” publisher, read only program? Our grandbabies school sends us newsletters and we don’t have Publisher. I did a Google and it just brings up Microsoft’s version. Thanks, Iam

Must be an affluent area if the parents all have MS Publisher :D

Maybe you should remind the school to use an open source format or at least PDF the newsletter. Are the letters actually sent in .PUB format?

somebody
15-09-2009, 04:58 PM
If you receive a Publisher (.pub) file in e-mail and you are unable to open it, you can download a trial version of Publisher.

By using the trial version, you can also find out more about how Office Publisher 2007 can help you quickly create professional-looking publications.

After the trial expires, you can still use the trial version as a viewer for Publisher files, even though you can no longer create or change publications.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/publisher/HA102339061033.aspx

ianhnz
15-09-2009, 05:13 PM
Thanks for all the info. Re: PaulD, not really and I did ask for PDF, but yesterdays one came as a pub, again. Re: somebody, thanks, for that. I did that when the first one came through. Good to know it becomes a reader at the end of the trail. I'll stick with MS version then, Ian

wainuitech
15-09-2009, 07:03 PM
If you wanted to convert the Publisher file to PDF - you can try This place (http://www.pdfonline.com/convert-pdf/) - its free, you upload the Publisher file, and they email it to you.

I tried a standard publisher 2007 file - took around an hour for them to send it back as a PDF :sleep

ianhnz
15-09-2009, 08:51 PM
Thanks. Mine took a couple of minutes, so good site.