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[Solved] Publisher

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:43 am
by desdichato
Hi Guys,

Earlier this evening I got an email with 6 MS Publisher attachments, usually I have no issues with the MS/OO change over but in this instance I get a general input output error with everything I have tried and for the life of me I cannot see what I am missing.

I'm on a win 10 (64bit) machine with OO 4.1.5

Any thoughts

Thanks

Re: PUBLISHER

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:55 am
by Lupp
Please read first https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/v ... =5&t=24607.


(LibreOffice should have an import filter for Publisher files since - at latest - Version 4.0.
I never had an opportunity to test it. You may try it with the help of a Portable LibreOffice to not endanger your AOO install.)

Re: PUBLISHER

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:03 am
by RoryOF
You need to Save the files attached to the email to the local hard drive before attempting to open them. If they do not open correctly, try the online conversion service at http://www.zamzar.com

Re: Publisher

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:45 am
by desdichato
Thank you guys for your quick responces, however my friend who sent the email must have realised something was wrong because he sent them again as jpeg and they worked this time.
Thanks again for the help.

Re: Publisher

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:43 am
by Lupp
desdichato wrote:Thank you guys for your quick responces, however my friend who sent the email must have realised something was wrong because he sent them again as jpeg and they worked this time.
Thanks again for the help.
Congratulations!
However, this is a solution for your specific problem to access the information your friend wanted to send to you. It's not a solution concerning the topic: You still did not open the publisher files with AOO. Since other users cannot ask your friend to resend them the contents of their publisher files in jpeg, the topic might better not be marked "[Solved]" as long as not someone reported success with one (or both) of the suggestions by RoryOF and by myself. Since you actually have publisher files for testing, you might be the one to help the community with testing and reporting results. (Forums are not one-way.)