.pub File unable to open after Microsoft Publisher hung
I am doing newsletter that has a deadline of end of this week. All was going well until i saved before going to sleep. After saving it, i closed Microsoft publisher and it hanged there. After 1 minute, the usual send error report window popped out and it contained a sentence stating that Microsoft publisher had saved your file to prevent any loss of information. The next day, i tried to open the file and a window popped out, saying: Publisher had detected a problem in the file you are trying to open. If you are certain that this file came from a trusted source and does not contain any harmful information, click OK. If you are not sure that the contents are safe, click cancel. I clicked ok and it reads: Publisher cannot open the file. Anyone have any solution to this, because it will severely affect my end of year grade.
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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"
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When you create a document in Microsoft Publisher or any desktop
publishing program, in order for others to open and view the file they
would normally have to have the same program. If they don't, there are
ways you can convert your creation to a format that others can use. If
you are the recipient, you'll need to get the person who created the
file to save it in a format you can view.
Convert the .PUB file to doc file using 3rd party software
Publisher is a program that makes it easier to make "posters" and "brochures" and "newsletters".
Start the program. Click "New". Click "start a new FLYER", or "start a new BROCHURE", or "start a new NEWSLETTER", to use some of the pre-defined templates that define the layout of your publication (fan-fold, multi-column, et cetera).
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.
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.
If you want to delete a whole page from publisher, then look at the bottom left hand side of the screen where your pages will be thumbnails that are numbered. Rightclick on the page number that you want to delete and click on delete page.