I have downloaded some files which are stored as .pub and I need a free program that will allow me to view these files. I certainly dont want to pay for a program only to find that the files are useless. Even an evaluation program will do and then I could probably convert the format to something more suitable.
I would appreciate any and all practical suggestions.
Search the site or contact the webmaster for a *.DOC or PDF version of the files. Otherwise, post a link to the download page for the files and see if someone here can legally produce a PDF for you. I don't have MS Publisher.
If you look around you may be able to find a 30day trial version of Publisher.
The Cd has been bundled with HP ink and paper bundles through people like PC World. I've seen it on the MS Office website recently as well.
Also remember that Publisher is terrible for backward compatibility. If these are Publisher 2003 files unless saved for earlier versions you'll probably find they won't open even with the XP edition. As for Publisher 2000 not a chance it is a completely different product.