I am unable to
make PDF files open as Acrobat standard 7 as my default PDF viewer. I have tried to right click open with, more, browse to acrobat standard 7 folder, coose acrobat program, then open. The acorbat standard 7 program never gets listed in the other programs list. I have also deleted the pdf file type extension and browsed over to Acrobat standard 7 folder and chose program and it still opens in Reader 9. The one bright sopt in all this is I still have the right click open with Acrobat Standard 7 listed.
My users want to just open PDF attachments from outlook without having to save the PDF's first to thier hard drive, open with acrobat standard 7, then save them again, then reattach to to email and foward on with approval stamp. This is on at least 2 machines, an Xp and Vista machine.
In the Control Panel (XP and Vista) under Program Access and Defaults, you can set the default program for opening ALL PDFs through the OS, and it's more thorough than the right click method for some reason.
One thing to also consider:
If whomever created the PDF created it for use with Adobe 8 and newer, it will not open in 7 no matter what you do.
Since 7 is quickly becoming three builds ago (CS5 and Acrobat 10 are just weeks away), it will soon be obsolete for many PDFs if authors choose 8 or newer to open when they create them.
OK Here is my fix.
I reran the Acrobat Standard 7 install from control panel and chose to "Repair" the installation. After rebooting I could just double click on a PDF and it opens up in Acrobat Standard 7.