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Windows 7: pdf files

12 Nov 2010   #1
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 
pdf files

I get newsletters and they are pdf and they open in my photoshop elements program and won't open anywhere else. Other people who get this same newsletter can open them in files and read them fine. I have windows 7 and can't read them. Any suggestions.


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12 Nov 2010   #2
nailgunner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PattiChati View Post
I get newsletters and they are pdf and they open in my photoshop elements program and won't open anywhere else. Other people who get this same newsletter can open them in files and read them fine. I have windows 7 and can't read them. Any suggestions.
I use the free Foxit reader program, and have had no problems reading or opening any PDF file I'm come across.
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12 Nov 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Install Foxit. Foxit Software - Foxit Reader for Windows

Edit: Nailgunner had the same idea 2 seconds earlier
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12 Nov 2010   #4
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Why not giv this a try Foxit Software - Downloads - Foxit Reader 3.0 Build 1506

I use it for ~3years now...got fed up with Adobe's resource hog and haven't regretted that step yet.


LOL...3 votes for the same soft within a few seconds...that'll tell you something
-DG
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12 Nov 2010   #5
nailgunner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Install Foxit. Foxit Software - Foxit Reader for Windows

Edit: Nailgunner had the same idea 2 seconds earlier
Sweet. Is there a prize? No?
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12 Nov 2010   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Patti,

Windows 7 can't read pdf files on it's own.

You need a program to do it. Presumably your photoelements is the program you have which can read them.

If you want to use a different program to open and read pdf files - d/l and install one ( there are several free ones ) , and associate it with pdf files.

It will probably offer to asssociate itself with pdf files either while you are installing it, or the first time you run it.

You might try TIFF, PDF, DjVu, Comic Book Archive (CBR or CBZ), XPS viewer

or Tracker Software Products :: PDF-XChange Viewer, Free PDF Reader
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12 Nov 2010   #7
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Download Adobe Reader. It will automatically ask you as updates become available

Download Adobe Reader here.

PSE actually allows you to edit the pdfs.
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12 Nov 2010   #8
nailgunner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Patti, everyone has their favorite. But if you are looking to just open and read a PDF, Adobe is the LAST program I would install. It's the first one I deleted on the desktop I recently bought.
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12 Nov 2010   #9
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

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12 Nov 2010   #10
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

If you decide to try Foxit you will get this page during install.

pdf files-foxit4_install.png

Be sure to uncheck the two boxes (they are checked by default) and then at the bottom hit DECLINE and it will continue. This prevents ASK from being install which is a stupid search program that you should avoid.

Jim


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