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beetle
26-12-2014, 12:17 PM
Is there any other program that can open a PUB. file?

We have publisher at work, and i have work to bring home on a hard drive but neither of my machine can open file, the microsoft page pops up and asks for me to either buy or have a free trial. publisher is quite expensive isnt it?

any other suggestions or programs i can use................ i could start new work, but if i want to put them back into the publisher prog at work i would need to save them as?

wainuitech
26-12-2014, 02:22 PM
Basically NO. You can convert a .pub file to other formats, but it wont be the same, or be able to edit it ( in most cases)

You can buy publisher Example: http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=412362

But for its price you would almost be better off using Office 365 Home Pre. Example: http://office.microsoft.com/en-nz/office365home/

b....
26-12-2014, 04:05 PM
Can you get the Microsoft Home Use Program through your work?

$10 for Office Professional Plus 2013 must be just about the best deal going.

beetle
26-12-2014, 09:29 PM
dont have the $$ at the moment, but will look into it. are those full programs? or trial progs?

question if i use word to do this work and then take to work and open it - then can i save these pages to an existing PUB document or will it conflict and neither will be happy to perform back or forth at all ? :(

Webdevguy
26-12-2014, 09:42 PM
Is there any other program that can open a PUB. file?

We have publisher at work, and i have work to bring home on a hard drive but neither of my machine can open file, the microsoft page pops up and asks for me to either buy or have a free trial. publisher is quite expensive isnt it?

any other suggestions or programs i can use................ i could start new work, but if i want to put them back into the publisher prog at work i would need to save them as?

The only program that will open a publisher file for editing is publisher. That's what sucks about the program. That and MS sucks at creating desktop publishing software.

It looks like you can only rent publisher on a monthly basis (somewhat like Adobe CC)

wainuitech
26-12-2014, 10:05 PM
It looks like you can only rent publisher on a monthly basis (somewhat like Adobe CC) Errrrrrrrrrr NO!!! look at the first link I posted, you can buy publisher 1 off price, but its expensive that way.

beetle
26-12-2014, 10:07 PM
:( and work insists on using it................. what other progs do similar work to publisher? insert pics and word art sort of stuff? keeping in mind im a teacher and need to be visually creative with these stories but also have a large amount of txt in them........

Thanks for the info and help so far :)

wainuitech
26-12-2014, 10:37 PM
what other progs do similar work to publisher? insert pics and word art sort of stuff? Pretty much any of the modern Office products.

MS Word = Paid

WPS Office ( formally Kingsoft office) = Free http://www.ksosoft.com/product/office-free.html

Example of Writer / Word Art:
6121

Open Office ( I suspect -dont actually use open)


If you install WPS office LOOK at what is pre ticked DONT just go Next , Next etc other wise it will install a couple of extra speed up type programs.


question if i use word to do this work and then take to work and open it - then can i save these pages to an existing PUB document or will it conflict and neither will be happy to perform back or forth at all ? If you create something in a word style program, would pay to carry on, other wise you'll end up in a big mess.

Webdevguy
27-12-2014, 07:50 AM
:( and work insists on using it................. what other progs do similar work to publisher? insert pics and word art sort of stuff? keeping in mind im a teacher and need to be visually creative with these stories but also have a large amount of txt in them........

Thanks for the info and help so far :)
InDesign CC from Adobe. It 100x better than publisher and it's the publishing industry standard. You will have a learning curve but it is well worth it.

wainuitech
27-12-2014, 08:48 AM
InDesign CC from Adobe. It 100x better than publisher and it's the publishing industry standard. You will have a learning curve but it is well worth it. Slight problem with that -- You have to look at the bigger picture ( or read the whole thread :p) its for work, so what ever is used at home has to be compatible with work as well. It would be a real PITA to have to convert documents back and forth each time if using different programs.

Along with the comment in #5
The only program that will open a publisher file for editing is publisher So if InDesign was used, all the publisher files would have to be converted ( there is conversion software) and InDesign would have to be available at work at even more expensive -- Think we know what the chances of that happening will be ;)

beetle
27-12-2014, 10:33 AM
lol thanks guys................

I had problems last year like this and in the end just bought the laptop home from work and spent my 3 weeks of holiday working and had about 150+ pages of work completed but i could close off the years work................ spent many hours on it........... this year i have been pretty on top of my extra paper work load, but still want this year completed before i start the new years paper load........... but i know my boss is going to need the laptop so cant go awol with it this year.

so what i may do is do them at home and it will most likely in word and take the files to work.............. and put them in the correct folders............ and just hope the progs are compatible.............. i think we also have word at work........... will have a closer look today when i go back in to water the vege gardens and feed franklin :)

who says teachers actually have time off???????? :( last year i spent more hours at work during the day while on holiday than i actually worked normally ................not such a fun holiday then.

thanks peeps appreciate the help.