Files with pub extension are in most cases documents created in Microsoft Publisher, a desktop publishing application from Microsoft Office suite. PUB documents are much more complex than common Word files and give more emphasis to design and page layout, rather than actual text.

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the PUB file extension!

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PUB file extension - Microsoft Publisher document

What is pub file? How to open pub files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

pub file icon: pub filetype icon

File extension pub is associated with Microsoft Publisher, a desktop publishing software and part of Microsoft Office Professional Suite, which is used for to create professional documents, brochures and other promotion materials.

The pub files are used for document files created by the application. PUB file contains various graphic and text elements formatted in the document and is used to create various marketing materials.

Users working with Adobe InDesign can use PUB2ID Plugin and also work with the Microsoft Publisher .pub files. with PubOOo extension can work with the Microsoft Publisher .pub files too.

Microsoft Publisher doesn't have version for Mac OS X (macOS), but you can run it on Mac with any operating system virtualization software like Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion, or running Windows with Bootcamp.

MIME types:

The default software associated to open pub file:

Microsoft Publisher icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Publisher  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

An entry-level desktop publishing application used to create brochures, newsletters, postcards, greeting cards, or e-mail newsletters. Microsoft Publisher is distributed with some editions of Microsoft Office suite.

With Publisher, you can easily communicate your message in a variety of publication types, saving you time and money. Whether you are creating brochures, newsletters, postcards, greeting cards, or e-mail newsletters, you can deliver high-quality results without having graphic design experience.

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Help how to open:

Use Microsoft Publisher to work with the *.pub files.

How to convert:

Microsoft Publisher can export PUB file into another formats such as XPS or PDF, DOCX which is widely supported by other applications across all platforms.

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List of software applications associated to the .pub file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open pub file, edit pub file, convert pub file, view pub file, play pub file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting pub files.

Software that open pub file - Microsoft Publisher document

Programs supporting the exension pub on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Microsoft Publisher for open pub file action.

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