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Postby paulmayuk » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:40 am

Hi to all. I'm new to openOffice and was wondering if anyone can help. I have a lot of files that have been produced using MS Publisher. I have tried to open them but there doesn't appear to be anythong in the pop up list filter i can use. Is it possible to open these files or am i going to have to re-design them in write or similar :?: . All answers appreciated.
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Re: MS Publisher

Postby RoryOF » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:50 am

OpenOffice Writer handles text input and relatively simple formatting, which in many cases is suitable for publication output.

If your Publisher files are complex you might better consider a dedicated Page Layout/Publishing program such as (commercial) Pagemaker (discontinued) or Adobe Indesign, or the open source Scribus.

Officially there is no direct conversion of Publisher files into OpenOffice, but a Google search might throw up some utilities. Be advised that all such conversions, if they exist, can be of mixed quality.

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Re: MS Publisher

Postby TheGurkha » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:42 pm

Sadly nothing opens Publisher files apart from Publisher.
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