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  • I have Windows 7, 64 bit.  I have downloaded Adobe Reader 9.1.  When I try to download a pdf file, it opens in my notepad & is just a bunch of letters & numbers that don't make sense.  I have uninstalled the reader & downloaded again with the anti-virus turned off.  Still the same problem.  Any suggestions will be helpful.  Thanks.
    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 5:06 PM

Answers

  • Please install the Adobe Reader X. This is the most recent version.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:03 AM
    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 5:11 PM
  • On Wed, 5 Jan 2011 17:06:38 +0000, nas6car wrote:

    I have Windows 7, 64 bit.  I have downloaded Adobe Reader 9.1.  When I try to download a pdf file, it opens in my notepad & is just a bunch of letters & numbers that don't make sense.  I have uninstalled the reader & downloaded again with the anti-virus turned off.  Still the same problem.  Any suggestions will be helpful.  Thanks.

    See Andre Ziegler's reply, but let me add the following:

    In my view, the free Foxit Reader is a better choice than Adobe
    Reader. I recommend that you at least try it, and decide for yourself
    which you think is better. You can get it at
    http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/


    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Thursday, January 6, 2011 12:43 PM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:03 AM
    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 7:44 PM

All replies

  • Please install the Adobe Reader X. This is the most recent version.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:03 AM
    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 5:11 PM
  • On Wed, 5 Jan 2011 17:06:38 +0000, nas6car wrote:

    I have Windows 7, 64 bit.  I have downloaded Adobe Reader 9.1.  When I try to download a pdf file, it opens in my notepad & is just a bunch of letters & numbers that don't make sense.  I have uninstalled the reader & downloaded again with the anti-virus turned off.  Still the same problem.  Any suggestions will be helpful.  Thanks.

    See Andre Ziegler's reply, but let me add the following:

    In my view, the free Foxit Reader is a better choice than Adobe
    Reader. I recommend that you at least try it, and decide for yourself
    which you think is better. You can get it at
    http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/


    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Thursday, January 6, 2011 12:43 PM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:03 AM
    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 7:44 PM
  • Ken, do newer versions work better with Firefox? Older Foxit versions had issue when viewing PDFs in the browser. That's why I switched to an unofficial lite version of Reader X which works fine.


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 11:02 PM
  • I downloaded the foxit reader & it works great! Thanks!
    Jr.
    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 11:23 PM
  • On Wed, 5 Jan 2011 23:02:46 +0000, Andre.Ziegler wrote:

    Ken, do newer versions work better with Firefox? Older Foxit versions had issue when viewing PDFs in the browser. That's why I switched to an unofficial lite version of Reader X which works fine.

    Sorry, I don't know. I don't use Firefox. My preferred browser in
    Maxthon 2.


    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
    Thursday, January 6, 2011 12:28 AM
  • Sorry, I don't know. I don't use Firefox. My preferred browser in
    Maxthon 2.


    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
    ok, I test it later in a VM.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Thursday, January 6, 2011 1:57 PM