Where is the Publisher viewer?

Unfortunately, Publisher doesn't have a viewer for opening and viewing Publisher (.pub) files. But if you want to send a publication or receive a publication in email, you have some options.

Sending a publication

If you send publications to people who don't have Publisher installed on their computers, you can try:

  • Converting the publication to a PDF file, and sending it as an attachment in email.

  • Posting the publication to a website and sending a link to readers.

  • Converting the publication to email so it appears in the body of an email message.

Receiving a publication

If you receive a Publisher (.pub) file in email and you can't open it, you can download the latest Office trial that includes Publisher 2013.

Using the trial version, you can also learn more about how Publisher can help you create professional-looking publications.

After the trial expires, you can still use the trial version as a viewer for Publisher files, even though you can no longer create or change publications.

See Also

Publisher 2016 and 2013: Save As or convert a publication to .pdf

Save or convert to PDF

Publisher 2010: Save and send publications

Publisher 2007: Save a publication as a PDF file or an XPS file

Use Publisher to create and send email newsletters

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