4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 16, 2017 1:42 PM by kd6kfa

    clicking pdf opens Reader instead of Pro

    kd6kfa Level 1

      I have Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional and have used it just fine for a long time (Win 8.1) so no need (or $) to upgrade. Recently, for reasons that don't matter, I had to install Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.Now, whenever I click on a PDF file, it opens with Reader instead of Pro.


      In Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Associations, the default for pdf Description is Adobe Acrobat Document and the Current Default is Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.


      I click on Change program and see "Keep using Adobe Acrobat 8". Another choice is Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. But there is no choice for Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional. Choosing "Keep using Adobe Acrobat 8" does nothing, it still opens Reader.


      I can right click and choose "open with" Adobe Acrobat 8 and it opens up Pro, but I need to just click to open, not that extra step. And that only happens if the pdf is already on my computer. Doesn't work with pdf links on the internet.


      So, short of uninstalling Reader, how do I fix this? And, out of curiosity, why is it happening in the first place?


      Thanks, Kathryn