PUB File Extension

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What is PUB file?

Files with the PUB extension are document files, created and supported by the Microsoft Publisher program, and one of the Microsoft Office suite programs. PUB are multimedia files, containing text, raster and vector images, diagrams, charts, metadata, etc.. PUB files are used to save documents such as brochures, posters, postcards or leaflets.

Additional information

PUB files are often used in web sites, and also in the process of generating templates for email messages. It is a proprietary format, supported by a limited number of applications – therefore, presenting results within a program may be a problem. A user who would like to display content a PUB file you have created, he would need to have the same application installed. However, such circumstances may be avoided, if following of these hints:

  1. After creating a document, you may export the content into the HTML format. Content of the document will be accessible via regular internet browser. What is important, is that a user will not be able to edit the project, but only to display it.
  2. If a project is based mainly on text, and it does not contain a lot of multimedia elements, a PUB file can be stored as a DOCX file. Text formatting will remain the same, however graphic or page layout may be not included.
  3. However, if an project editing option is necessary to be available, a person which receives a PUB file must install one of the programs which provide full support of this format.

Programs that support PUB file

Conversion of a PUB file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the PUB extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of PUB file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from PUB extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to PUB file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the PUB file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the PUB file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the PUB file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the PUB file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the PUB file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the PUB file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

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