PDF files & attatchments opening in paint

  smorge 14:06 17 Apr 2003

Please could someone help all pdf files & attatchments automaticaly open in paint.My operating system is windows 98.Im using internet explorer 5 & msn.


  woodchip 14:31 17 Apr 2003

They cannot be opened in Paint, You need Adobe Acrobat Reader. It's a free program

  Simsy 15:28 17 Apr 2003

That they are trying to open in paint?

If that's so then you have the fiel associations incorrect.

To put it right...

Open windows explorer

Highlight a pdf file anywhere on your system.

Press and hold the shift key, and right click the mouse.

The menu that opens up should have near the top "Open with..."

Left click this and another box open with a list of all the possible programmes that windows thinks might do the trick. (of course most of them wont!)

Scroll down to Acrobat reader, and highlight it with a single left click.

Tick the box that says "Always use this programme to open this type of file"

Tick OK

That should do it, providing of course that you do have acrobat reader. If you don't it is a free download from Adobe, or it is usually on most cover discs that come with PC mags.

I hope this helps,



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