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This issue occurs in a Windows 7 or Windows 8 environment when a Microsoft Publisher file contains corrupted OLE objects. To work around this issue, open the file in another version of Windows, and then do one of the following:
Windows 7 and Windows 8 use a new validation process for OLE objects. This process triggers the “Publisher cannot open the file” error message when you try to open a file that contains corrupted OLE objects.
What is OLE?OLE is a program-integration technology that you can use to share information between programs. OLE objects in Publisher can range from an Excel spreadsheet to a PowerPoint presentation to a bitmap image.
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Article ID: 979642 - Last Review: July 12, 2013 - Revision: 6.1