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Windows 7: pdf files

21 Jan 2010   #1
rving4us

windows 7
 
 
pdf files

In windows 7, how do you change how a pdf file opens? When I click on a pdf file link it tries to open with notepad, that looks like a foreign language. I would like for it to open with adobe.
Any help is appreciated.
Cary


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21 Jan 2010   #2
derekimo

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Right click, open with, and select adobe reader.
You can check the box at the bottom to always open with that program.


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21 Jan 2010   #3
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hi rving4us, Welcome to SF,

You could Download Abode Reader then install them then it will automatically change the File accociations. If you have it installed already. Right Click on a PDF document then click on open with Adobe Reader then below you can see a check box which says always use this program.

Hope this helps,
Captain
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21 Jan 2010   #4
rving4us

windows 7
 
 

When i right click all i get is open
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21 Jan 2010   #5
rving4us

windows 7
 
 

Sorry about that last post
When I right click on the file all I get is open
open in new tab
open in new window
If I click on anyone of these I don't get an option to choose adobe.This is a new HP with factory installed windows 7 if that helps'
Cary
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21 Jan 2010   #6
derekimo

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Are you trying to open these in a browser?
Do you have Adobe Reader installed?
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21 Jan 2010   #7
rving4us

windows 7
 
 

I think I may have it figured out. I went into file associations and found the pdf file and changed it choose adobe to open. Maybe this will work.
The file I was actually trying to open was on another forum, and after trying to open it with adobe, adobe reader came up and said this file was corrupt and could not be opened.
Thanks for the help, I'm new at this windows 7.
Cary
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21 Jan 2010   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rving4us View Post
I think I may have it figured out. I went into file associations and found the pdf file and changed it choose adobe to open. Maybe this will work.
The file I was actually trying to open was on another forum, and after trying to open it with adobe, adobe reader came up and said this file was corrupt and could not be opened.
Thanks for the help, I'm new at this windows 7.
Cary
That's alright, Did you get it working?
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22 Jan 2010   #9
rving4us

windows 7
 
 

I got it working.
thanks very much for your help
Cary
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22 Jan 2010   #10
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rving4us View Post
I got it working.
thanks very much for your help
Cary
Glad that you got it working .. Thank You For Posting Back
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