Publisher 2007 will open most old versions with the exception of 2.0... I'm not
sure about the limitation of the trial version. There have been security updates
that interfere with opening some files. You might download and install the
Description of the Publisher 2007 hotfix package (Publisher.msp) June 30, 2009
Publisher 2002 will open old versions as well as opening 2003 and 2007
"Miss Sue" wrote in message
>I have been asked to convert some old publisher files to pdf for a friend. I
> downloaded the trial for pub 2007 but it will not open the files. File dates
> range from 1995-2004.
> 1) is there any way to tell what version the files were created in?
> 2) would an earlier version (98 or 2002?) open files created by other
> versions of publisher? When did the format change so that the "new" programs
> can not open earlier versions?
> Thanks for any help you can give!