PUB File

Did your computer fail to open a PUB file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .PUB files.

What is a PUB file?

The .pub file extension is given to Publisher documents. This file format is used by the Microsoft Publisher software application, which is part of the Microsoft Office Professional Suite. The Publisher software is used to create business documents and marketing materials such as posters, flyers, newsletters, banners and other creative publishing files.

PUB files can contain both raster and vector graphics, text and drawn objects. They are also sometimes used to integrate data for mail merges. In addition to creating files for print documents, Publisher can also be used to create documents for email campaigns and for use on the Internet.

Suggest another file format using extension PUB

While we know of one file format using the .PUB file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .PUB file.

Various PUB file openers, viewers, etc.

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

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Microsoft PublisherMicrosoft PublisherUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
OpenOffice.org BaseOpenOffice.org BaseUser submitted
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
CorelDRAWCorelDRAWUser submitted
OpenOffice.org WriterOpenOffice.org WriterUser submitted
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PUB-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with PUB-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!