Cannot read downloaded pdf file

  Ennismore 18:38 05 May 2009

I am ruuning XP with SP3. I can view a pdf file online but when I download the file to save on my computer I cannot read the file because it open ups in cryptic code.

  Sea Urchin 18:39 05 May 2009

Which PDF reader are you using?

  Ennismore 18:44 05 May 2009

Adode Reader 9

  Pesala 18:49 05 May 2009

Can you post a link to the PDF file?

  Sea Urchin 18:50 05 May 2009

If you open Adobe Reader first and then on the File menu click Open - navigate to the file you want and double-click - does it open then?

  Ennismore 18:56 05 May 2009

Yes it does if I open Adobe reader first

  Sea Urchin 19:06 05 May 2009

If you right-click the file, and select Open With - click on Adobe Reader - does that work?

  Ennismore 19:09 05 May 2009

Yes it does thanks for your help

  Sea Urchin 19:55 05 May 2009

To make sure it opens normally in future do as before:

Right-click the file

Select Open With

Click on Choose Program

Highlight Adobe Reader

Tick the box - Always Use The Selected Program to Open This Kind of File and click OK.

In future that file should open with a double-click.

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