The easiest way how to produce .odt (OpenDocument text files) from Microsoft Publisher sources (.pub) would be to use some of the word processors from open source office suits like OpenOffice.org or LibreOffice. Not all formatting may be successfully converted, but the main body of text should be.
Convert Microsoft Publisher document to ODF text document.
We have found 2 software records in our database eligible for .pub to .odt file format conversion.
Multiplatform software - convert pub to odt on any platform
Apache OpenOffice Writer (OpenOffice.org Writer) is a fully-featured and free word processor and text editor from OpenOffice.org productivity suite.
Apache OpenOffice Writer is simple enough for a quick memo, yet powerful enough to create complete books with contents, diagrams, indexes, etc. You're free to concentrate on your ideas while Writer makes them look great.
Convert from pub file
to odt file
|Yes, Apache OpenOffice Writer (OpenOffice.org Writer) supports odt file conversion as a target file type.||Yes||Yes||odt editor||Yes||No||No||No|
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned pub to odt. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
LibreOffice Write is a complete word processor and document publishing tool that supports a plethora of document formats and has many innovative features. It's an open source software that comes as an integral part of LibreOffice suite.