why do my word documents open as pdf

I have somehow done someting that is opening all my pdf files in word rather than my pdf program. I'm assuming that this is new behaviour and that you have Adobe Reader or Acrobat (or some other. PDF reaser/viewer/editor) installed. It would seem that the default file association for the. PDF filetype has been changed from Adobe to Word. This is fairly easy to reinstate. Reset Adobe Reader for.


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Open Explorer and locate a. PDF file. Right-click it. Choose Open with , then Choose default program from the flyout. Figure 1. 0 - Open With dialog TURN ON Always use the selected program to open this kind of file in the lower left. If your Adobe Reader is in the Recommended Programs list, double-click it. The file will open in Adobe Reader. If your Adobe Reader is not in the Recommended Programs list, click Browse and locate your Adobe Reader application.


The default location is: %PROGRAMFILES%AdobeReader 9. 0ReaderAcroRd32. exe. or more commonly: C:Program FilesAdobeReader 9. 0ReaderAcroRd32. exe Once that is selected you will be returned to the Open With dialog with Adobe Reader selected within Other Programs. Click OK to accept it. The file will open in Adobe Reader.


Your. PDF file association should be back to normal. "Have you tried turning it off and then on again? " - Roy from 'The IT Crowd' (Emmy award-winning British comedy) posted by My pdf files want to be opened with microsoft word instead of adobe reader, how do I cancel the direction to word and apply adobe instead? Somewhere along the line while trying to open a pdf file, Microsoft Word was selected.


Now, every time I try to open a pdf file it takes me to Microsoft Word where, obviously, it won't open. How do I negate the directive to Microsoft Word and apply Adobe Reader instead? I have this problem, too You can try the Options dialog. This article, while not addressing the Word issue, describes the steps to get to the drop-down list to choose a program:. Does that help?

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