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David Chagford

Ability to Import an editable Microsoft Publisher file

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Microsoft Publisher is not available for Apple devices. I have several old files that were created on a Windows computer using Microsoft Publisher. I am unaware of any software to do this on an Apple Mac. Grateful if you could add this feature to Affinity Publisher.

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Hi, welcome to the Affinity forums.

I strongly suspect that at least part of the MS Publisher file format is proprietary to MS and hence not made available to other software companies.  If so, Serif cannot write an Importer without some degree of (illegal) reverse engineering of the MS format.  Hence, I think it is highly unlikely to happen.

I believe the only method of importing such files to APublisher is if they are exported from MS Publisher as pdfs.


Win 10 Pro, i7 6700K, 32Gb RAM, AMD Radeon R7 360 and Intel HD530 Graphics


Long-time user of Serif products, chiefly PagePlus and PhotoPlus, but also WebPlus, CraftArtistProfessional and DrawPlus.  Delighted to be using Affinity Designer, Photo, and now Publisher.

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