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Question by little nicki
Submitted on 7/25/2003
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how do you transform a .pub file into a .jpg or a .gif file?


Answer by Gijs
Submitted on 11/28/2003
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I want to know it to

 

Answer by victormiglesias@hotmail.com
Submitted on 2/7/2004
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I would like to know too

 

Answer by cajunrose
Submitted on 3/1/2004
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What is the answer?

 

Answer by Sarah
Submitted on 3/5/2004
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Well.......what is it?

 

Answer by duh
Submitted on 3/16/2004
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THIS IS THE DUMBEST SITE>>>>"YOUR ANSWER WILLL BE POSTED FOR ALL TO SEE" NOT!

 

Answer by jeff
Submitted on 3/22/2004
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then again, if you're that stupid to think that a pub file can be converted to an image file, maybe YOU are the dumb one, hmmm?

 

Answer by Ignorant
Submitted on 5/5/2004
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Wat is .pub file?

 

Answer by pinnie the woo
Submitted on 5/6/2004
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taking a screen capture will convert anything into an image. there's just no shortage of dumb people!

 

Answer by Andrew
Submitted on 5/18/2004
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There is no need to be rude, computer nerds.  If someone can not open a .pub there is no way they can take a screen capture.  

Does it really boost your pathetic self-confidence to insult people who know less about computers than you?  

 

Answer by chain
Submitted on 5/23/2004
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well i would like to know how to convert a bmp file into a jpg file so stop being mean but i wonder how long it takes to post your questions

 

Answer by jonny bravo
Submitted on 5/31/2004
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wtf is a pub file and how the hell do i open it? ooh ya all yall need to shut up but andrew cause it dont matter how much you know about computers

 

Answer by Eimhin
Submitted on 6/21/2004
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You could open the pub file using Microsoft Publisher, display the image, capture the screen by pressing Alt-PrintScrn, open Start->Programs->Accessories->Paint, select edit->paste from the menu (hit ok on dialog), save the image. Win 2000/XP Paint allows you to save it as a JPEG older versions only allow Bitmaps. Lots of free image editing programs will convert bitmaps to jpegs for you. I recommend The Gimp - www.gimp.org.

 

Answer by Canthro
Submitted on 6/26/2004
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I think the real question here is how do you convert a pub file to a jpeg, or any other image type if you don't have MS Publisher.  Not everyone is rich enough to go out and buy publisher just because someone emailed them a pub file.

 

Answer by mohan
Submitted on 9/21/2004
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how do you transform a .pub file into a .jpg

 

Answer by POPeye
Submitted on 10/5/2004
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Just download the office program...no need to buy it. Who buys apps anymore?? THIS IS THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION...EVERYTHING IS FREE!!!

 

Answer by Steve
Submitted on 10/7/2004
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Thank you Eimhin - One sensible answer to a sensible question.

 

Answer by thefirstsansara
Submitted on 11/15/2004
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Apparently publisher itself will 'save as' in a range of formats.. .pub to jpeg is automatic..

 

Answer by the wise one
Submitted on 12/9/2004
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There are two questions in this string.  To view a .pub file you need Microsoft Publisher as far as I know.  To convert a .pub to .jpg you either need Publisher 2003 (which now has that feature), to do a screen shot as suggested above (but the quality will be low), or use a print to jpg type software.  There are several out there in the $30 to $70 range.

 

Answer by PerlHEAD
Submitted on 1/2/2005
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you lot are all so sad, picking on people like that! to answer your question as no one else seems to want to help you... you can't convert a .pub file unless you have publisher (one of microsoft's old con tricks again), you could try and find someone who has publisher and get them to save it as other format for you.

 

Answer by Kathie
Submitted on 3/2/2005
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I am in the same pickle...I have a pub file, emailed to me, and very important for my business..only I don't have MS Publisher...and I have no idea how to open this stupid file either!!  Is there any program downloadable from the internet that could open it??

 

Answer by Curious
Submitted on 3/22/2005
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Exactly correct - without MS Publisher, how can you view a PUB file and/or convert it to a readable format? Anyone?

 

Answer by RichHB
Submitted on 4/1/2005
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The question is valid and the above criticism is extremely unfair. I have been in the cutting edge of IT for a number of years in the City of London and never experienced Microsoft Publisher. I have no idea how it works or the files it creates. I would imagine it is for formatting information. Lets face it, the IT spods who understand it are NOT exactly at the pinnacle of the IT industry. I would also suggest that they are insecure and threatened by others knowledge. They need to ask themselves why they are enquiring upon such questions and responding accordingly. Clearly nothing better to do. I am only responding because they so infuriate me

 

Answer by vladivos
Submitted on 4/5/2005
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Well I have tryed to convert .pub files to .jpeg files yoused a screen grab but the quolity is bad so i would like to be ablue to convert the .pub File directoly to a .jpeg , I also have publisher and can not save out as .Jpeg so can you tell me how to get a good quolity convertion.

 

Answer by Brad Esigner
Submitted on 4/7/2005
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the answer is very simple: cut and paste

 

Answer by Ali Baba
Submitted on 5/8/2005
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Wow you guys are harsh.

 

Answer by Worlebird Software
Submitted on 5/10/2005
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*.pub files are created by Microsoft Publisher.  They contain both image data and "meta data", which can include things like text, font information, vector based graphics, and so forth.  You can convert a .pub file into other formats by opening it in Microsoft Publisher and using the "Save As..." function.  Unfortunately for anyone who does not have Microsoft Publisher, there are currently (that I am aware of) no plugins or viewer applications for .pub files.  This means that the ONLY solution for someone who does not have Publisher is to ask someone who does have it to perform the conversion for them.
Unless Microsoft decides to open this up, this is the only solution, as .pub files are a proprietary format, and Microsoft owns it.  They don't seem likely to give it away any time soon, either.

I know it doesn't help much, but at least that's an explanation for everyone.  Sorry.

 

Answer by blacksun43
Submitted on 5/23/2005
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I need to open an MS Pub file, work in graphic design, but don't use MS Pub cause it's ghetto as hell. What program would you use to open a .pub file? Photoshop? Illustrator? InDesign? Answer that computer nerds!

 

Answer by migrrl
Submitted on 6/11/2005
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Canthro - see Eimhin's.  GIMP is a free img conversion tool. For Windows it's 2 downloads, tho worth it to have on hand in case something else comes up :-)

and on this date the latest ones are at:
http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html#gtk


 

Answer by jwonet
Submitted on 6/18/2005
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Good point Canthro, I happen to be one of those people. I have a .pub file that i can't open. I wonder if there's a file converter that would save it as a jpeg or some other common file extension

 

Answer by ste
Submitted on 8/9/2005
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you download it. as for bmp to jpeg open a bmp with paint and save it with jpg file extension

 

Answer by livus en abyme
Submitted on 8/24/2005
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Er, I think you need some other MSO product that can convert it first. Otherwise you can open it in MSP, save each page as an .eps and then convert it from there in a graphics program.

 

Answer by lectro89
Submitted on 8/24/2005
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Just open the file with microsoft publisher. PUB stands for publisher.

 

Answer by switch915
Submitted on 9/15/2005
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Easy way to convert a publisher file to a jpeg if you don't have the software.....send the image to a friend and ask him/her to do it for you!  End of discussion.

 

Answer by Pete
Submitted on 9/19/2005
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There are currently no plug-ins, viewers, or shortcuts for .pub files.
When the content, rather than the layout, is of primary importance and no graphics are needed the best way to exchange information is as plain ASCII text. But when you want to include graphics and wish to preserve your layout, plain text won't do - you'll need to get the person who created the file to save it in a format you can view.


 

Answer by Derek Trotter
Submitted on 9/28/2005
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I can sell you a version of MS Publisher if you like. It fell off the back of a lorry and you can use it if you have windows 3.11 or before.

All for 25 and I will throw in a china doll set too.

Any offers?


 

Answer by nwnd
Submitted on 10/13/2005
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You will lose the formatting, but MS Word will open the file.
Just choose the option to "recover all text."

 

Answer by Jaap ( NL )
Submitted on 10/15/2005
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Go out and buy Publisher ? Are you mad ?
Never bought software and never will !

 

Answer by Nutty Wayne
Submitted on 10/18/2005
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I'm just another dull one too.... HELP

 

Answer by HWAboN
Submitted on 11/2/2005
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Damn.. None can make pub files to image files with somekind of converter-software.. the file is only used imn ms publisher, and that software suck, cause the reciever must have Publisher to view the file. Instead use Adobe In Design. In Design makes a PDF file, that all computers can view, if they download the free software Acrobat Reader..!

 

Answer by HWAboN
Submitted on 11/2/2005
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Damn.. None can make pub files to image files with somekind of converter-software.. the file is only used imn ms publisher, and that software suck, cause the reciever must have Publisher to view the file. Instead use Adobe In Design. In Design makes a PDF file, that all computers can view, if they download the free software Acrobat Reader..!

 

Answer by vorgon
Submitted on 11/13/2005
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your all dumb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
you can easily convert a .pub to a .jpg using one of the e-mail conversion sites. where you send them your .pub file and they send back a jpg only a couple of seconds later.
i just wish that i could remember the website!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Apexstone Amoy Marble & Granite
Submitted on 11/14/2005
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www.apexstone.net
Apexstone Amoy Marble & Granite

 

Answer by Mike
Submitted on 12/10/2005
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The best solution is to reply to the person that sent you the .pub file and inform them that microsoft publisher is not a standard software. It is not your responsibility to spend hours trying to convert a file (or having to purchase new software) just because of their ignorance in sending a .pub file. You might want to write your reply message in Japanese and expect them to translate it - just to get even :)

 

Answer by m....
Submitted on 12/26/2005
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doesn't work

 

Answer by hilla
Submitted on 1/12/2006
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my goodness yall are strange...^^the last one was pretty smart tho...all i need is a trial download of publisher and ill be set...where can i get one?

 

Answer by bibi
Submitted on 2/1/2006
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i totally agree with Canthro...my friend emailed me a pub file, but i don't have publisher. But what does publisher do anyway? is it a document, picture, presentation, what?

 

Answer by drin
Submitted on 2/14/2006
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yes..i downloaded acrobat distiller wich converted pub to txt.i hope that is your answer

 

Answer by Kyle
Submitted on 2/20/2006
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If you dont have Microsoft Publisher, then forget it.  No other programs can open it, even the $150.00 WordPerfect program can't use it.

 

Answer by danFL62
Submitted on 2/27/2006
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If you can open it in Publisher, simply choose File, Save As..and then choose .jpg as the Save As File Type.

 

Answer by JamPo
Submitted on 3/4/2006
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I've got a .pub file, but I've got

No Microsoft Publisher
Only basic computer literacy

Am I out of luck?

 

Answer by Funny
Submitted on 3/8/2006
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This site is funny.  So many egos, so few answers.  None, in fact.

 

Answer by i hate comp nerds
Submitted on 3/29/2006
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http://www.pdfonline.com/convert_pdf.asp

this will convert your .pub (Microsoft Publisher file) into say PDF

for all those who wonder - one may want to convert a file to an image if one is to have the ability to modify the content, where more conventional methods fail

you may also want to take a look at this handy program
http://www.verypdf.com/artprint/index.html
this will make a high resolution image out of >any file that you can print<

enjoy

 

Answer by dufus
Submitted on 6/12/2006
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I have been using desktop publishing programs for 22 years. To my knowledge you can only open a MicroSoft Publisher file with MicroSoft Publisher. In fact, most programs have such "proprietary file formats". There are converters only for the most commonly used programs like Quark or PageMaker into InDesign. But the programs that are rarely used, like Publisher, have no converters because it's not worth anyone's time to make a converter. Are you willing to pay someone to write such a converter? I hope you have hundreds of thousands of dollars to waste.

You might say, but MS Word can be opened by other programs. Well, of course, because everybody uses MS Word. But almost nobody in the trade uses Publisher. Therefore, nobody thinks it's worth the money to pay engineers and QA staff and marketting to take a risk to create a converter that only a few people even want.

OK? Get a real DTP program. If someone you know is using this program, tell them that they sent you a proprietary file format and only other people who have the same version of it can open it. In fact, if you want to be mad at somebody, be mad at that person.

Good Lord, if you don't know where the spark plug is, you don't try to tune the car, right? So what makes you think if you aren't willing to learn about computers that you should be jumping in over your head! Shees!

 

Answer by winnar
Submitted on 9/8/2006
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jonny bravo your retarded double click on it and it opens wow i'm smart

 

Answer by winnar
Submitted on 9/8/2006
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jonny bravo your retarded double click on it and it opens wow i'm smart

 

Answer by winnar
Submitted on 9/8/2006
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jonny bravo your retarded double click on it and it opens wow i'm smart

 

Answer by Steve
Submitted on 10/26/2006
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Have the person who sent you the .pub file send it as a screen shot (.jpg) instead.

Best wishes,

Steve

 

Answer by dallatacos
Submitted on 11/2/2006
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http://desktoppub.about.com/cs/publisher/f/share_pubfiles.htm

 

Answer by Ryan
Submitted on 11/3/2006
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Send it to me and I'll convert it for you ryangrayson(at)gmail(dot)com

 

Answer by Freddy
Submitted on 11/10/2006
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Who buys software anymore? Just get it off torrentspy.

 

Answer by Cypher
Submitted on 11/13/2006
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Go here: http://www.pdfonline.com/
It's free!  You can covert your .pub file to a PDF file and once done you can view it with Acrobat reader, also free.  Once you view it, you can screen capture it (if that's what you want to do).  You can also convert the PDF to other file formats.
Hope this helps.
Cypher

 

Answer by The Answer
Submitted on 11/16/2006
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You cannot open pub file into anything else but publisher. Despite its name it is not considered a professional file in the publishing world and should be avoided for anything but designing a birthday card that you intend to print yourself.

 

Answer by Nick
Submitted on 12/12/2006
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You can convert them to pdf files which can be read for free with adobe reader.

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


 

Answer by cell tronix
Submitted on 3/3/2007
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download "Recovery for Publisher" software from net & transfer all .bup files & enjoy

 

Answer by joel
Submitted on 3/27/2007
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open my documents, go to tools, folder options, click the view tap, scroll down in the advanced settings till you see hide extensions for known file types and un tick it.. that will allow you to see any file extension. this may or may work what im about to tell you to do...now go to the file and you should see a file extension example... my car.pub change it to my car.bmp  .. a window will come up saying this may be unusable. click yes, now try and open it.. if it doesnt then change it back to what ever the extension was.

warning this may only work on xp operating systems

 

Answer by publishersucks
Submitted on 3/29/2007
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what useless dribble.
no answers to any questions

 

Answer by Ofermode
Submitted on 5/20/2007
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I use the site pdfonline to convert. here is a direct link:
https://www.pdfonline.com/convert_pdf.asp

 

Answer by James Brown
Submitted on 5/20/2007
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the answer is very easy. open the pub file with publisher, go to file save as... and choose either jpeg or gif format.

 

Answer by JPrint
Submitted on 6/22/2007
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I'll skip the insults and go straight to the solution.

Go to www.pdfonline.com and convert the .pub to .pdf. PDF is not my favorite format, but at least PDF readers are free.

 

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