What Program Opens Pub Files?


Quick Answer

The Microsoft Publisher application, part of the Microsoft Office product line-up, is a program that can open files with the .pub extension. As of 2015, other programs that can access this file format include Adobe InDesign and OpenOffice.

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Both InDesign and OpenOffice require specific plug-ins or extensions to access .pub files. As of 2015, no Mac version of the Microsoft Publisher has been released, making it necessary for Mac users to run a parallel operating system to access .pub files.

A file in .pub format can contain various forms of media, such as images, graphics and formatted text. Files created in the .pub format are typically used for creating marketing material or catalogues for the purposes of promotions or events.

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