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Double-clicking on a publisher file produces: *.pub is not a valid win32 application"

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by diablo75, Apr 1, 2008.

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  1. diablo75

    diablo75 Thread Starter

    Sep 7, 2006
    I have a friend with Vista and Office 2007. He's trying to double-click on a publisher file and when he does, he gets the error above.

    If you open Publisher up, and do a File>Open, the error does not occur and the file opens up.

    What's going on?
  2. jimr381


    Jul 20, 2007
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    I am guessing that it is trying to open up the Publisher file in MS Word or another application. I would try right-clicking on a publisher file and select "open with">>"Choose Program" select MS Publisher and check off the check box that says "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file."
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