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  1. jllp

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    Recently, I was able to revive old WPS files via help I received with tech guy. I would like to do the same with old Microsoft Publisher files, again created in the mid-to-late 90s. I believe at the time I was able to create them with Microsoft Publisher software. I cannot read them with my Office 2007. I can read them within Office XP 2002, but I can only do this within my virtual computer. I would like to do this with my Windows 10. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks so much.
     
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    Are you looking merely to open them or be able to edit them, too?
     
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    Both.
     
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    If having one open in the XP version, try saving it as a different file name, and then try opening it with 2007?
     
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    Different file name (rename), different extension, or both?
     
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    With the file open on the 2002 version, use the "File, Save As" and type in a new name.
    This may NOT help at all, but try it.

    Doing a "Rename" will do nothing in changing file format.
     
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    Thanks. I am printing all the files, scanning them, then saving as PDFs. Since I don't plan on editing them, that will do the trick.
     
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    This is an update to a previous post. I have a number of Microsoft Publisher 97 files, that I would like to save in Publisher 2007. The problem is that I cannot open them in Publisher 2007 because Microsoft does not support it anymore, so I am not able to save it as anything else. I can however open them in Microsoft Publisher 2002 in my virtual computer. What can I do? Thank you.
     
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    I'm using 2019 version so can't say for sure but here is a list offered versions, you might try out different savings:
    Obviously it doesn't list 2007 version save file but it offers 2000 version which publisher 2007 should be able to open.

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    http://prntscr.com/msr4cn
     
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    I`ve merged both threads together. Please do not start a new one for the same issue.
     
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    Thank you so much. This worked. I saved it to Publisher 2003 in my Virtual Computer, saved it to a jump drive, then saved it in Publisher 2007 in Windows 10. Thank you SO much.
     
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