Unable to open a Publisher file a second time without rebooting PC
When I try to open a publisher file a second time, I get the message below and can not re-open that file until I reboot the computer.
This file is being used by another currently running instance of Publisher.
Try closing other instances of Publisher or saving your work in those instances; then try again.
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Have you upgraded from xp to vista since you installed the microsoft publisher? it sounds like your publisher is not closing the prior instance running. you can bring up the task manager and watch what is happening when you open and close instances in publisher. in task manager click on processes and watch what comes and goes as you work with publisher. then if it continues, i would reinstall you publisher all together. the consensus among the gurus is it will running but it 11 yrs old and may have issues that can;t be patched for vista.
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...why are you still using publisher 98? Never mind. Whoever told you that 93 would open a file created with 98 was lying; the programming likely isn't compatible. At this point, you'd need to look REALLY hard for someone with the expertise AND tools to get that data for you. I definately have the expertise, but publisher 93 is almost as old as I am, so i doubt i have any of the necessary software lying around. If you use a more modern version of publisher, like publisher 2003, you might get lucky. i don't remember if 2003 is backwards compatible, but it probably is. But if anyone tells you that any computer or program from that era is forwards compatible, they are LYING. So to answer your question, try buying office 2003, and open it with publisher 2003. It might work then.
You can manually locate Microsoft Publisher when going to the "open with" dialog. Follow the steps below:
Right click on a Publisher file.
Choose "Open With..."
Choose "Choose Default Program..."
A dialog box will open. There is a list of programs at the top.
Near the bottom of the dialog box, there should be a link that says "Browse..." Click it.
You need to locate the Microsoft Publisher Program. For Office 2010, it should be at:
x86: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 14\MSPUB.exe x64: C:\Program FIles (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office 14\MSPUB.exe
7. Click once on the file and choose "Open"
8. Check the box called "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file"
9. Confirm your selections and click "OK" at the bottom of the dialog box.
Hi, you need to add following entry to maker.ini file present in C:\Program Files\Adobe\FrameMaker7.0 location Under section API Client add following line WWPPE7=Standard,WebWorks Professional Edition Plugin,C:\Program Files\Quadralay\WebWorks Publisher Professional Edition 7.0\bin\wwpfm7.dll,all
Please note that path given to wwpfm7.dll may defer depending upon your webworks installation directory
Before you open up Publisher and this document, open up task manager and note how much RAM is used as well as your paging file usage. After you open the document, take another look at your RAM and paging file usage again. If both have increased dramatically, you may want to use smaller images (via compression for JPEG files or lowering the resolution of the images first). Or you could invest in more RAM for the computer.
you could try open office and see if it may open it? worth a try. also try right click-properties-general tab and check file size, if its 0 then its lost. This being said you can still go into the properties and check shadow copys.... if you saved it before you can try to find the deleted file. there are free programs to recover lost files. just Google "file recovery"
this is part of the manual of your equipment and follow their tips to prevent damage.
go to this link: http://www.primera.com/manuals.html to download the files.
Section 5: Maintenance and Troubleshooting
A. INTERPRETING THE PUBLISHER’S INDICATOR LIGHTS
The Power/Ink button can tell you what is happening inside the Publisher. Please refer to the following: Power/Ink Button Publisher Fast Flashing The Publisher is initializing.You will see this pattern when the Publisher is first turned on. Wait until the lights stop blinking before opening software or starting jobs. Slow Flashing The cover is open and the ink cartridge carrier is in change position. Insert a new cartridge and close the cover. (The slow flashing light can also indicate an out of media condition, a robotic error or a picking problem. However, these conditions are always paired with a error message on screen.)
B. CLEANING THE PUBLISHER
NOTE: Do NOT attempt to oil or grease the Publisher's Robotic Arm shaft or other components. You will likely cause more harm than good! Any moving parts are designed to operate for the life of the machine with no additional lubrication required. Use a clean, lint-free rag with a small amount of ammonia window cleaner to clean the Publisher's outside case and trays. This type of cleaner is very effective on inks that may accumulate on the printer tray. Stronger cleaning solutions are NOT recommended because they may damage the paint and plastic materials from which the parts are manufactured. Always disconnect your Publisher's power cords before cleaning. Resume operation only after the surfaces are completely dry.
C. PERFORMING A ROBOTIC SELF-TEST
To ensure that everything is working properly, a Self-Test feature is built in to your Publisher. In this mode, the Robotic Disc Transporter will go through the motions of picking and placing a disc to ensure proper working order. This test may be performed without connecting the Publisher to the PC. Perform the test by doing the following steps: • Load some discs into the Input Bin. • Open the cover. • Press and hold the power button for five seconds. The test will start. • To stop the test, close the cover and press the power button.
D. CLEANING THE INK CARTRIDGE
It may be necessary to clean the ink cartridge nozzles if you notice reduced print quality, or if you suspect an cartridge nozzle has become slightly dried out or clogged. If you are having print quality problems, follow the steps below: 1. Remove the print cartridge. 2. Moisten a lint-free cloth with water. 3. Hold the cloth against the nozzles for three seconds. This will “wick” some additional ink onto the damp cloth. 4. Wipe in one direction only. 5. Repeat the process
E. TECHNICAL SUPPORT
If you have difficulties in operating your Publisher, the procedures in this manual and the software User's Guide should, in most cases, solve the problem. If you still have difficulty, contact the technical support number listed on the insert included in the supply pack that came with your Publisher.
Source Location Primera Knowledge Base www.primera.com/knowledgebase.html PTPublisher Software Help files Open the software. Click on the ? icon in the upper right corner of any screen. SureThing Software Help files Open the software. Click on the Help Menu - Contents Email Support www.primera.com/contact_tech_support.cfm Chat Support www.primera.com/knowledgebase.html Phone Support 763-475-6669 (Mon - Fri 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. CST)
I have a similar problem: Files were created in Publisher 2003. Then I had to reformat the hard drive and re-install Publisher 2003. Now I can't open any of my previous files even though created by the same program because "Publisher can not open files from a different version." Very frustrating. I hope someone has a solution. Alban Johnson.