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I need a publishing program for my mac so I can open my old Microsoft publishing documents

What can I use to do this?

Can I export my old MS Publisher doc into a Mac program or must I redesign my project?

Where can I get a program?

How much will it cost?

Thanks for any help provided
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Look into iStudio Publisher. APP store has it for $17.99. I used a trial version a couple of years ago.

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Microsoft Word can also do wonders with its templates nowadays, if you're already going to be using Office anyway. Microsoft even keeps a whole database of such templates online.
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As chas_m noted, nothing except MS Publisher itself will open a Publisher document. It's a MS proprietary format.

As for recommendations for a similar Mac program, there is Pages which can do layout work but is primarily a WP program. Price is right at $19.99 from the App store.

My choice is iStudio Publisher currently on sale at the App store for $17.99. Very similar to MS Publisher except does not have all the fancy templates which most people never use anyway. And considering MS Publisher is well over $100 (stand alone version), iStudio is a bargain.

I suggest trying both iStudio and Pages out and choose the one which best suits you.
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Can anyone advise on which to use in place of MS Publisher. iStudio Publisher or iPage (iWorks). It has been confusing since switching as seems like all of the MS Publisher user is facing th same problem. Decision of what program to use to replace it. Please advice.
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Have just downloaded the iPage. The thought of reconstructing all my templats is horrifying. Thanks for the advice..
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Have just downloaded the iPage. The thought of reconstructing all my templats is horrifying. Thanks for the advice..
Re-doing templates is not that big a deal regardless if you choose Pages or iStudio. When I switched over some years ago I had numerous Publisher templates, even some custom ones that I made. It was just a matter of copying the style and content. And you may be surprised when doing so that you can make improvements.

MS Publisher in my humble opinion is overpriced. It's still being included with the expensive business version of Windows Office and it can be purchased stand alone. But who want to pay $149.95 when you can get the same thing for $17.99 or $19.99?
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