slimbo51 13:46 19 Aug 03

Hiya All.

Just a quicke, does anyone know if microsoft publisher is included in the Office XP Program.

Many Thanks For Any Help.

  Jester2K II 13:50 19 Aug 03

Only certain versions. I think Professional Version and above.

  hoverman 13:55 19 Aug 03

I stand to be corrected, but I think the publisher part of the Office XP is a different beast to MS Publisher and that files produced in one cannot be read by the other.

  Taff36 14:23 19 Aug 03

Microsoft Publisher 2002 is included with Office XP Pro. It is also true that I can`t open a document originated in 2002 in Publisher 97.

  Jester2K II 14:31 19 Aug 03

I think Hoverman was saying that Publisher in Office XP is different to MS Publisher - it isn't. I've got Office XP Pro and MS Publisher.

From MS Publisher help

File types that Publisher will open
Microsoft Publisher can open the following file types:

Microsoft Publisher versions 98 and later
Microsoft Word 2.0 and later
Microsoft Word for the Macintosh 4.0?5.1
Microsoft Excel
Lotus 1-2-3
Plain (ASCII) text
Rich Text Format (.rtf)
Unicode text
WordPerfect 5.x and 6.x

So no 97...

  alcudia 15:08 19 Aug 03

Am I right in thinking that there are two options when purchasing Office XP Pro. One with Publisher and one with Frontpage. If so you must make sure you order the right one.

  Jester2K II 15:10 19 Aug 03

I got both Publisher and FrontPage with my Office XP Pro (and a free MS Optical mouse)

  Jester2K II 15:14 19 Aug 03


Looks like Publsiher is standalone

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If i remeber correctly i bought the Office XP upgrade and got FrontPage and Publisher and the mouse thrown in..

  Taff36 15:17 19 Aug 03

Alcudia has it. Checked my office disks and I only got Publisher NO FrontPage (or free mouse).

Point I was making was that the documents are not backwardly compatible unless you save from 2002 in file type Publisher 98

  Taff36 15:19 19 Aug 03

Publisher is a separate disk in my pack so stand alone it is now and back when I had Office 97. In fact I think it was actually Publisher 98. Don`t think there was such a thing as Publisher 97.

  Taff36 15:25 19 Aug 03

Oh yes there was. Hung by my own petard.
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