PUB File

What are PUB files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PUB 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 a PUB file?

PUB files have multiple uses, and Microsoft Publisher Document is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Microsoft Publisher Document

This file format is used by the Microsoft Publisher software application, 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 creatives.

PUB files can contain raster and vector graphics, text, and drawn objects. In addition to creating files for print documents, Publisher can also produce documents for email campaigns and use on the web.

How to open PUB files

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

Programs that open Microsoft Publisher Document files

Last updated: January 16, 2023

More file formats using the PUB extension

Through our research of PUB files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • ClickArt Personal Publisher Document
  • First Choice Pubblication
  • NeoBook Document
  • SSH-DSS Public Key
  • SSH-RSA Public Key

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted BaseUser submitted
CorelDRAWCorelDRAWUser submitted WriterUser submitted
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerDiscontinued
Adobe PageMakerAdobe PageMakerUser submitted
WordPerfectWordPerfectUser submitted

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