Skip navigation
jrrrr
Currently Being Moderated

Adobe Reader is opening word?

Mar 6, 2011 11:29 AM

Hi,  I tried opening a pdf file ( in adobe reader) as a word file earlier. the reason for this is that i wanted to password protect a file (and adobe reader doesn't seem to be able to password protect pdf files). the file would not open in word...but thats not the problem

 

Now, adobe reader is opening word (which is useless) when I try to open a pdf file, and I can't seem to figure out how to correct this.

 

Thanks for any help on this.

 

JRrr

 
Replies
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 6, 2011 12:41 PM   in reply to jrrrr

    Wthout more information, it looks like a files association problem. How to correct this depends on your OS, but basically you right click on a pdf icon, choose Open with or similar, choose Reader, and click on change all or similar.

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 6, 2011 5:59 PM   in reply to jrrrr

    Since I downloaded Adobe Reader 10 today, it only opens in word, with unreadable text. I tried right-clicking w/o success. My previous version worked fine. What can I do so it doesn't try to open in Windows?

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 7, 2011 4:39 AM   in reply to sylviaky

    Sorry, but it seems I'm not following you. Are you saying

    that when you try to open Acrobat Reader, Word attempts to open the program?

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 7, 2011 5:40 AM   in reply to Claudio González

    yes, that's exactly what happens. My previous Adobe 7 worked fine. This

    started w/the upgrade to "10". I uninstalled the "10" and installed the 8.2

    Adobe, the oldest available, but the same thing happens.

     

    2011/3/7 Claudio González <forums@adobe.com>

     

    Sorry, but it seems I'm not following you. Are you saying

    that when you try to open Acrobat Reader, Word attempts to open the

    program?

    >

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 15, 2011 9:48 AM   in reply to jrrrr

    I figured out how to fix the problem in Windows XP of Adobe X trying to open

    PDF files with Microsoft Word. Try this:

     

    Try to download any PDF file

    Close Microsoft Word, which it will try to use to open the PDF

    Left click on "Start" (bottom left of main screen)

    Left click "My Documents"

    RIGHT click on any PDF file you see stored there

    Left click "Properties" (at the bottom of the drop-down screen)

     

    Under the "General" tab, click the "opens with" drop down arrow

     

    I found that my default to open PDF files was Microsoft Word; I changed thje

    default to "Adobe Reader", clicked "ok" (save) and voila....my PDF files now

    open in Adobe!

     

    Hope this works for you, also.

    Sylvia

     
    |
    Mark as:

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Answers + Points = Status

  • 10 points awarded for Correct Answers
  • 5 points awarded for Helpful Answers
  • 10,000+ points
  • 1,001-10,000 points
  • 501-1,000 points
  • 5-500 points