Open PUB File

The meaning of the .pub files is the &qout;Publisher&qout; by Microsoft Corporation. These files are basically categorized as the document files. The best program to access this type of files is the Microsoft Publisher which helps to create, modify and personalize an expansive range of various types of publications and other different marketing materials.

So, who uses this type of file format?

The contents of the .pub files include the various text and graphic elements in a formatted document. These files are also used to create marketing catalogues and other promotion documents for the products.

Other purposes which can be met with the use of the PUB .pub can be the creation of postcards, newsletters, brochures and flyers. This format also plays a very useful role in the creation of the e-mail and website formats which contain the vector graphics and text. They can also contain information to store the integrated data sources for the e-mails and for the purpose of the generation of the datasheets. In addition to this, the generation of print documents is another purpose which can be achieved with these files.

What are the problems with this type of file format?

The most common problems in the execution of the files with the PUB .pub are encountered if the user does not have the requisite licensed copy of the Microsoft Office Publisher. Thus, it is a pre-requisite to have the publisher or for that matter, any other program to open and access the .pub extension file. Next, sometimes the created .pub files may be very large in size and may also get corrupted. A solution to this is to install and run the registry cleaner utility program. The best part about these utilities is that they not only restore the already lost data and file associations, but also solve numerous computer errors.

Some tidbits about this file format

If the Mac users want to access the PUB files, then they will have to install the Adobe InDesign which has the PUB21D plug-in installed. The other applications which are associated with the .pub file extension are the Ventura Publisher Publication file, with the PubOOo extension, NeoBook (the NBW Publication Source File) by Neosoft Corporation, Print Perfect Gold Template, The Sims by Electronic Art and the Ventura Publisher by Corel Corporation.

Open PUB File on Windows OS

  • Look for an PUB file you need to open in Windows Explorer and double-click on it
  • If the file doesn’t open automatically and you see a “Windows can’t open a file” message then you should search for a program which can open PUB file
  • If you have a program which can open PUB file installed on your computer then launch that program and select “File” and then “Open” or similar options from its menu to open the PUB file
  • If you don’t have the program installed then you need to try searching for “PUB wiki”, “how to open PUB file” in the search engine.
  • Once you find the application, install it on your computer
  • After the program is installed double-click on the PUB file to open it

File extensions are used by Windows operating system to specify what kind of information is stored in the file. Every file in Windows OS needs to have file extension and file extensions are used by Windows to determine which application it should use to open the file. Every application installed on Windows OS places information about which extensions it could open into the Windows registry and Windows uses this information to determine which application it should launch when user double-clicks on the file. If application which can open PUB file is not installed, then Windows will show ‘Windows can’t open PUB file’ message and buttons to either select an application on the computer which can open the file or to search the web for the application which can open PUB file.