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Adobe Reader Problem

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by xevious, Jan 26, 2006.

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  1. xevious

    xevious Thread Starter

    Sep 20, 2004
    Hi, I recieved a bunch of .pdf files from a customer and when I click on the .pdf file, my computer wants to open it in word. If I right click on the file and select "open with", adobe isnt even on the list to open it. I have the latest version of adobe reader installed and I am running the latest version of windows xp pro. The only way I can open the files is by starting adobe reader and opening the files through there. Kinda sucks when I have to keep finding them through the reader when I should be able to just double click on the file and open it.

    Thanks for your help.
  2. D0C_Hol1d@y

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    Nov 10, 2005
    that is a little wierd. Have you tried to uninstall Reader and re-install it? Also make sure it's up to date. Reader has updates that can be downloaded. What version of Office is this Word from? Could be some setting you can chooses there that overides Reader.
  3. letchworth


    Jul 2, 2005

    Right click on a .pdf file and one of the options listed will be "Open With"--- select that one.

    If the "Adobe Reader" isn't listed at the top of the suggested files---- select "Choose Program"

    Again- a whole list of programs---- but, if the one you want is not listed, there is a choice below the box called "Browse"--- Selecting that one will take you to a Windows Explorer window where you can find the program you are looking for.

    In your case it will be listed under:
    Program Files--- Adobe--- Acrobat 7.0--- Reader--- AcroRd32.exe

    Select that one-- and you will be taken back to the prior selection list--- This time it will list "Adobe Reader 7.0"-- be sure it is highlighted and just below the selection list, there is a little tick box that says "Always use the selected program to open this type of file"--- Check that and hit "OK"

    You should be golden---
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