Microsoft Publisher

  widdy 11:32 10 May 2011

My older version of publisher fails to load newer files Any Ideas other than buy a newert version Thanks

  wiz-king 12:10 10 May 2011

Quite common with Publisher. Dont know of a solution.

  Woolwell 12:49 10 May 2011

About the only way I know is for the person who created the document to save it as an older version eg Publisher 2007 will allow you to save as a Publisher 2000.

  Condom 14:19 10 May 2011

I'm pretty sure Microsoft does offer a free download of an add on which allows you to open any version of Publisher to view it but I think that is all you can do with the document, just view it.

  southhead 18:35 10 May 2011

Unfortunately, it appears that Microsoft do not offer a Publisher reader. click here. So it seems that Woolwell has the best solution. Incidentally, I couldn't get Publisher 2007 to read and open files which I'd produced many years ago on Publisher 95, which is the opposite problem to that of Widdy!

  Forum Editor 18:49 10 May 2011

If this is a frequent problem you might want to consider buying the latest version of Publisher (2010).

Why don't you download a free trial version? It lasts for 30 days, during which time you'll be able to open the files in question. If you don't want to buy the full licence at the end of the trial you should still be able to use it to open newer version files, but only to view them.

Get a trial copy here

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