Not sure what you mean here.
Do you mean that PDF's are opening in PS Elements or something else? Please be alittle more specific. Thanks.
is what I mean. The PDF is opening in PS Elements. I do not like having word documents opened in PS Elements. I would like to stop PS Elements opening and for Adobe Reader to open in its own format. Is that clearer? thanks for the response/
It sounds like your file associations got screwed up somehow.
Try highlighting a Word document then right-click and choose Open with>Choose program. Choose MS Word then be sure that "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" is selected then click "ok".
The above assumes you have Windows XP. If you have a different OS (you never mentioned that part) the instructions may be slightly different but it should get you headed in the right direction.