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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by memommydearest, Jan 14, 2011.

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  1. memommydearest

    memommydearest Thread Starter

    Jan 14, 2011
    I need to change defaults...currently going to windows media but I cannot open pdf files that are sent through emails.....
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 28, 2005
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    Hi and welcome to TSG.

    Do you have any program installed, like Adobe Acrobat Reader or Foxit Reader, that can open a PDF file?

    Are you trying to open the PDF file attachments within the mail program or web browser you are using to read the e-mail or are you first saving them as files on your computer and then trying to open them?
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Here are download links for the 2 PDF readers that cwwozniak mentioned.

    Adobe Reader X(10.0)

    Foxit Reader

    Foxit is smaller and lighter than Adobe, but I've discovered that some PDF files won't open with Foxit, so you might want to install Adobe.

  4. w7pro


    Dec 30, 2010
    Not sure if you were able to ascertain Office with Windows 7, but you should be able to view (and save files as) .pdf files through Microsoft Word.

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    Windows Outreach Team
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