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How to change the way Adobe treats clicking on text with associated web link

Aug 4, 2012 6:43 PM

Using Windows 7 and both Adobe Reader 9 and Adobe Reader X, when I click on text in the PDF document that has associated web link, Adobe (both versions) will open MS Word and then show a static version of the web page to which the link pointed.


How can I change this to cause Adobe Reader open a browser and use the browser to open the web site to which the link pointed?



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    Aug 4, 2012 10:28 PM   in reply to jimbob83301

    What is the file extension of the link - .htm or .html ...?


    That file association should open a browser window, not Word.


    What is your default browser?  Repairing or reinstalling the default browser should also fix the file association.

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    Aug 5, 2012 10:07 PM   in reply to jimbob83301

    Sorry, I think I was wrong in my earlier post; it should be the http: protocol that would open the browser.


    Can you try the following: Start | Run, then paste some URL like your and hit Enter.  Does that open in the browser, or in Word?

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