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Publisher 2002 starts when you double-click a .pub file created in Publisher 2007 or in Publisher 2003
Article ID: 817307 - View products that this article applies to.
When you double-click a Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 or Microsoft Office Publisher 2003 .pub file, Publisher 2002 may start.
This problem occurs if you have installed Publisher 2002 after you installed Publisher 2003 or Publisher 2007 on your computer. When you installed Publisher 2002, it registers itself in the Windows registry, and becomes associated with .pub files and certain system registration entries.
To work around this problem, decide if you want one or both versions of Publisher installed on your computer, and then use one of the following methods.
You Do Not Want All Versions of Publisher Installed on Your ComputerIf you want only one version of Publisher on your computer:
You Want All Versions of Publisher Installed on Your ComputerIf you want to run both versions of Publisher on your computer:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Article ID: 817307 - Last Review: February 1, 2007 - Revision: 4.4