Where is the Publisher viewer?

Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 does not provide a free, downloadable viewer for opening and viewing Publisher (.pub) files. If you want to send a publication, or if you receive a publication in e-mail, you have some options.

Sending a publication

If you send publications to people who might not have Microsoft Office Publisher installed on their computers, you can do any of the following:

Receiving a publication

If you receive a Publisher (.pub) file in e-mail and you are unable to open it, you can download a trial version of Publisher.

By using the trial version, you can also find out more about how Office Publisher 2007 can help you quickly 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.

Applies to:
Publisher 2007