"Publisher cannot open the file" error

When I try to open a Publisher 2003 file in Publisher 2007 I am getting a 
"Publisher cannot open the file" error message. I've seen all the comments 
about SP2 and the Hotfix but I've tried the Hotfix and uninstalling SP2 but 
neither helped. I can open some 2003 but not all and the weird thing is that 
I used to be able to open the files without any issue.

Any suggestions would be welcome.
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I had the same issue (you may have seen my previous post) and ended up 
submitting a paid incident to Microsoft. In short, if you open certain 
publisher files from previous versions before applying the hotfix, the file 
may have been damaged.

The two current solutions are (1) open the file in Publisher 2003 and remove 
the damaged content which I understand is almost always a table within 
Publisher or (2) continue working on the older files in Publisher 2003.

There is supposed to be another hotfix released in the future. I was not 
provided with a release date.
-- 
Michael, Microsoft Small Business Specialist

"DBC" wrote:

> When I try to open a Publisher 2003 file in Publisher 2007 I am getting a 
> "Publisher cannot open the file" error message. I've seen all the comments 
> about SP2 and the Hotfix but I've tried the Hotfix and uninstalling SP2 but 
> neither helped. I can open some 2003 but not all and the weird thing is that 
> I used to be able to open the files without any issue.
> 
> Any suggestions would be welcome.
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8/24/2009 3:19:01 PM
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