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Can StarOffice or OpenOffice open MS Publisher 97 docs?

I have Microsoft Publisher 97 docs. Will Staroffice or OpenOffice be able to open the files?

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I haven't heard of it working, and Publisher doesn't show up in the file type dropdown list in my StarOffice 6.0 install. It's easy to test whether it works, though. Download OpenOffice.org from www.openoffice.org or www.getopenoffice.org/download.html". I've also heard Writer and Draw's layout capabilities compared favorably to Publisher, though, so if you can get the content out of Publisher via RTF or another means, you might just well be quite a bit happier with Writer.

This was first published in November 2003

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