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Having downloaded a trial version of Office Publisher i can now open files theat were closed to me. If i open these , can i move them into Word or someplace else that will allow me to see them once the trial period is over?
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I would say yes provided you do a Save as and save them with an extension that Word recognizes. Try it with one and open the document in Word. If it looks ok or you can edit it to look like you want, then you're good to go. Possibly do a search for all the same file types that you need to change. Just a suggestion to make sure you don't miss any before the trial runs out. You might look into OpenOffice Suite which is free and has all the good stuff MS Office has.
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Thanks, id like to try that but im not savvy enough to actually know what you are talking about LOL
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Which part did you not get? I blabber on sometimes so there's a lot there. :)
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Sorry, the thing is, when someone mentions extentions i have no idea what that means, so i wouldnt know how to "save as" my copy of the publisher doc in a way that word would recognise, i dont use publisher myself, this is for my husband, who knows slightly less that i do, blind leading the blind in our case. So if you could maybe explain a little that would help me a lot, many thanks in advance.
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Word normally has the extension "*.doc" which is what you want to save your files as in the trial program you are using. It may or may not give more examples like: *.doc type for Word 2003, *.doc type for Word 2007, or something similar. Pick the format of the "save as" for the Word version you are using. You might get a popup notice that some formatting may be lost in saving as into a Word document. That'll be OK as long as you get it saved as a Word document as you can edit later if need be.

In the trial program you are using, the "Save as" part should be under the "File" menu at the top left. Or try an Alt + F to highlight that menu and scroll down the sub-menus to select the "Save as".
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Cheers, I will have a go at that.
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If that doesn't help, will ask other techs if they will help on this.
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No it didnt, im pulling my hair out lol, i dont really know enough tech stuff, i just muddle along, but i'll take any help thats going, i did however manage to save one file as a PDF file, so maybe im getting better and wiser lol .....Cheers!
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Well, a PDF file is better than nothing, but why are you having problems with saving as a doc type in the trial program? Doesn't it give you choices?
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yes it does but wont save them as the are written. We have decide that as long as we can print these files off its ok, i downloadedthe open office suite and my husband is going to use that in future, thanks for all your help!!!
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You're welcome. I knew it wouldn't save as written because some formatting is usually lost when converting between doc types. I think you'll love OpenOffice. It also allows you to save as a Word file any that you should want to open in Word.
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