I need to view a .pub file. How can I view the file or convert it to a more mainstream format (such as a PDF?)
In case anyone runs into this question, a Microsoft Publisher importer is expected in LibreOffice 3.7. More info:
I spent a long time investigating this recently as I needed to index .pub files for use in Xapian.
The conclusion is that the only thing that can read .pub files is publisher.
You can run publisher in CrossOver Office with some success. I have used this in the past and I had no problems.
This website: http://www.zamzar.com/ appears to be able to convert .pub files to a number of formats including .odt and .pdf (source: http://blog.zamzar.com/2008/01/25/convert-ms-publisher-files-pub-files-to-doc-pdf-odt-rtf-and-more/)
The file needs to be under 100MB and the converted file will be sent to you by email.
The only website able to convert PUB files online to PDF I found was http://convert.neevia.com/
I know this isn't an actual ubuntu software, but this website can help you. It converts the pub file to pdf