AOL and Adobe Reader

  rosko999 12:05 10 Jun 2005

A friend of mine cannor read pdf files that I send him, the text comes out as gobble-de-goop.

His PC runs windows 98 and he uses AOL as his dial-up ISP. Adobe reader 7.0 is installed to read the pdf files.
I know that other people can view the same pdf file when sent to them.

Any ideas? I've heard that the AOL software can throw a few strange things at you!

  Joe R 12:11 10 Jun 2005


can he right click on it and choose "open with".?

  Taff36 12:13 10 Jun 2005

I don`t think version 7 is compatible with Windows 98. Has he ever successfully opened a pdf with version 7?

  Taff36 12:16 10 Jun 2005

click here Windows 2000 onwards. If I remember rightly you need Acrobat Reader v5.1 - I don`t think v6 works either.

  Taff36 12:21 10 Jun 2005

click here Click the OS as Windows and choose the windows 98 version.

  Joe R 12:23 10 Jun 2005

He can download this version from here.

click here

  Joe R 12:25 10 Jun 2005


typing still not up to scratch. :)

  rosko999 12:57 10 Jun 2005

Thanks for all the help. It looks like he's trying to use the wrong version for his OS.
I'll direct him to the links you've supplied.

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