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It seems like a lot of other functions within ArcGIS are getting backwards compatibility (file geodb creation, MXD files). I'll still need to publish 9.3 PMF files for a few months and I couldn't find anything in the Publisher settings that would allow me to publish to a previous version. Is it possible?

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Yes please! (someone? anyone?) – matt wilkie Oct 13 '10 at 21:18
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Per this document (around halfway down, under the heading Saving from ArcGIS 10 to ArcGIS 9.2) you cannot publish a PMF for consumption via ArcGIS 9.2 if you're using ArcGIS 10. It does not mention this for 9.3, but if you're having difficulties reading a PMF in 9.3 that was published via 10, then that apparently doesn't work either (despite ESRI's not mentioning it in their documentation).

Their suggested workaround is:

[S]ave the .mxd file to a previous version and publish it on a machine with an older version of ArcGIS.

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That documentation is unclear! An ArcMap 9.3.1 virtual machine it is then. – Jay Cummins Oct 14 '10 at 12:02
We use publisher 10 to save for 9.3 clients. I'll try and get my colleague who does this to chime in here. – matt wilkie Sep 27 '11 at 23:23
sorry, I have to retract that. He's using 9.3 in a Virtual Machine. :( – matt wilkie Sep 28 '11 at 18:10

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