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.PUB File Extension

File Type 1Publisher Document

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
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CategoryPage Layout Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a PUB file?

File created by Microsoft Publisher, a program used to create professional documents and marketing materials; contains raster and vector images, text, and drawn objects formatted in a document; used to create newsletters, brochures, posters, and other documents.

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PUB files may also be used to integrate and store data sources for mail merges and generating data sheets.

NOTE: PUB files can be opened by LibreOffice Draw, which is packaged in LibreOffice.

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Programs that open PUB files
Windows
Microsoft Publisher 2016
Adobe InDesign with PUB2ID Plugin
LibreOffice
Mac
Adobe InDesign with PUB2ID Plugin
LibreOffice
Linux
LibreOffice
Updated 3/25/2014

File Type 2Public Key File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
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Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryWeb Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

What is a PUB file?

File containing encrypted text that is used in public-key cryptography; used by a remote entity to encrypt data that only a local entity can decrypt using the corresponding private key; may also be used to decrypt data that is encrypted with a private key.

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A common PUB file is id_rsa.pub. PUB files typically can be found under the ".SSH" hidden directory under the home director of a Linux user.

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Programs that open PUB files
Windows
PuTTYgen
VanDyke SecureCRT
Mac
ssh-keygen
Linux
ssh-keygen
Updated 1/13/2010

.PUB Extension Information

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