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What are AFPUB files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an AFPUB file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an AFPUB file?

An .AFPUB file is an Affinity Publisher Document file.

AFPUB is a file format specifically utilized by Affinity Publisher, a professional desktop publishing software developed by Serif Labs. The files are documents created using Affinity Publisher, including text, images, graphics, and other elements.

Affinity Publisher AFPUB files vs. Adobe InDesign INDD files

  • Cost: Affinity Publisher is a one-time purchase, while Adobe InDesign is part of the Creative Cloud suite and requires a subscription.
  • Performance: Affinity Publisher is known for its fast performance and efficient use of system resources, making it a good option for users with older or slower computers.
  • User interface: Some users may find Affinity Publisher's interface more intuitive and easier to use than InDesign's.
  • File compatibility: Affinity Publisher can open and export .INDD files, while InDesign cannot natively open or export .AFPUB files.

How to open AFPUB files

We have identified one AFPUB opener that is compatible with this specific type of AFPUB file.

Programs that open Affinity Publisher Document files

Last updated: February 24, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of AFPUB files. Remember, different programs may use AFPUB files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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