If an error occurs when you try to open PUB file on your device, you should do two things – install appropriate software and associate PUB files with this software. If this does not solve the problem, then the cause may be different – you will find more details in this article.
The template file with the extension .PUB stores data in binary format about text and its formatting as well as graphics and its location in the document. It is used by Microsoft Publisher to create documents and brochures. Saving the file in this format enables further editing in the indicated application.
There can be various causes of problems that can arise when opening opening .PUB files. Each problem requires a different approach, but most can be solved by following he instructions below.
In order to open PUB file an appropriate program that supports this file format must be installed on the system. Below is the list of programs that support files with PUB extension.
Download installer for given application and launch it. After the installation has been completed, PUB files should be opened with installed application by default next time you try to open this type of file.
Not all listed applications will be capable of performing all operations on PUB files. Some applications may only be capable of opening such file and viewing its contents while the purpose of others may be converting files to other file formats. Therefore you should check beforehand the capabilities of applications in relation to PUB files.
A situation can arise where user has an appropriate application supporting PUB files installed on their system, but such application is not associated with this type of files. In order to associate given application with PUB files user should open a file submenu by right-clicking the file icon and selecting "Open with" option. System will display a list of suggested programs that can be used to open PUB files. Select appropriate option and check "Always use selected application to open this kind of files". System will save this information from now on use selected program to open PUB files.
When the above-mentioned solutions fail, other options must be pursued. It is possible that the PUB file in question is corrupted or damage. The most common causes of file damage are: