The only compatibility issues with Publisher 2003 and 2007 and IE8 RTW
reported thus far are problems associated with 'grouping'. Any design
elements that are 'grouped' together, which includes the Publisher wizard
built navbars, do not render when you view the web page in IE8 . The fix in
general is to ungroup the elements. There is both a manual fix to these
issues and a Service Patch that has been issued to fix it for Pub 2007.
Reference: Navigation bars and other content is missing from Publisher HTML
output in Internet Explorer 8: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969705
A manual method of fixing this grouping issue:
Go to each page > Edit > Select All (or Ctrl+A) > Arrange > Ungroup. This
will ungroup the Publisher built navbar and disconnect it from the wizard,
and the navbars will render correctly in IE8.
Publisher 2007 can be fixed manually or with the Office 2007 SP2:
Reference: Description of 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2 (SP2)
and of Microsoft Office Language Pack 2007 SP2:
Some users have found SP2 breaks Publisher, and makes it impossible to open
existing Pub files...you know, break one thing to fix another, so there is a
hotfix for that:
Description of the Publisher 2007 hotfix package (Publisher.msp): June 30,
"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
> [Crosspost to Publisher WebDesign newsgroup]
> Are you running Publisher 2007 SP2 now/yet? If so, have you republished
> the page using Publisher 2007 SP2 as KB969705 recommends?
> ~PA Bear
> Jeffrey Hedgemon wrote:
>> Thanks for your reply. How do I overcome this problem. Redo the
>> bars using Publisher 07? or is there some other solution?
>>> Navigation bars and other content is missing from Publisher HTML output
>>> Internet Explorer 8:
>>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
>>> Jeffrey Hedgemon wrote:
>>>> I just downloaded IE 8 and immediately began having trouble navigating
>>>> through my company's website. I accessed the website using an earlier
>>>> version of IE and experienced no problems. I also attempted to
>>>> a different computer that has IE 8 and experienced the same problem. I
>>>> a Dell Precision M6300 with Windows XP Professional. I created the
>>>> using Microsoft Publisher 2003. If I'm having the problem, I'm
>>>> others who have IE 8 will have difficulty on my website. Finally, I
>>>> attempted to go back to IE 7 but was unable to switch back to that
>>>> version. Anyone else experience this problem?