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Windows 7: Word.doc file ends up a .pub file?

06 Jan 2014   #1
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 
Word.doc file ends up a .pub file?

Our Parish Office sends me the following Sundays Pew Sheet for our web site every Friday afternoon, they arrive as a Word.doc. I then put them on our church web site and all goes well. I was sent one for last Sunday's service and it turned up as a .pub file, see the attached. I told the office about this and they have sent it again and it still turned up as a .pub file. They say they have used the same method they have always used and made no changes.

Has anyone any idea what might be going on and how to correct it pleases??

RonBin79, now nearly 82




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06 Jan 2014   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Open Notepad

Select Format

Make sure that there is a check beside the option for Word Wrap.

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Save the Publisher document to some place on your desktop.

Drag and drop that Publisher document into the Notepad window.

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Don't worry about the gibberish that you see...
...just scroll down a bit - looking for something like this:

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If you see that, the the document is most likely really in the Publisher format. I doubt that it got changed while in transit. Do those making this document use Microsoft Office or do they use something like OpenOffice or LibreOffice?

If you have Microsoft's Publisher application, you should be able to open the document and user File > Save as to convert it to a Word document format. However, you should be using the Portable Document Format (PDF) for info placed on the website.


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07 Jan 2014   #3
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 
.pub file

Thank you for your response. I have found it and yes, it is in M'Soft Publisher3. Unfortunately I do not have Publisher but do have Adobe and could probably turn it into a PDF file if I knew how??

Best wishes,

RonBin79 nearly 82


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07 Jan 2014   #4
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 

They are using Windows 2000 and Office as far as I know.
Regards,
RonBin79 nearly 82
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07 Jan 2014   #5
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Your choices are:

1) Convince the office staff that they have indeed changed their process/steps.
(They are saving the document as a Publisher doc and not a Word doc.)
Convince the office staff to go back to saving the file as a Word doc.

2) Buy MS Publisher for your computer :-(
There are free apps that will let you open MS Publisher files, but the formatting is not always correct.

What version of Office do you have?
Open Word - then click on File > Help
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07 Jan 2014   #6
Kari

 

Publisher let's you save as Word Document. Ask the Parish Office to save their documets they create on Publisher as Word Document (or Rich Text):
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Kari


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07 Jan 2014   #7
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 
.pub file

Thanks guys, that's really kind of you to reply and provide all that info. I will send an email asking the girl in the office to make sure she saves all her future pew sheets as Word Docs before sending them on to me. I have Windows 7 Home Premium along with Microsoft Office 2010 with Outlook 2010, so there shouldnt be any problem as long as she does as you say.

Thanks again.

Cheers for now, have a good 2014.

RonBin79 nearly 82
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