why does my Outlook 2007 download pdf attachments in Word?

L

Lynne

when PDF document attachments come into my email inbox, they are opened in

Word, and consequently cannot be read unless saved to desktop and then opened

with adobe - a convoluted process. It hasn't always been this way. What have

i changed?
 
R

Roady [MVP]

You have changed the file association of pdf-files to open with Word instead

of Adobe. There is no option to change this in Outlook as Outlook follows

the settings you made in Windows.

Which version of Windows are you using? One way to re-associate it with

Adobe again is to right click on a saved pdf-file-> Open With...-> Choose

Default Program...-> select Adobe Reader-> enable the option: Always use the

selected program

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"Lynne" <Lynne> wrote in message

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> when PDF document attachments come into my email inbox, they are opened in
> Word, and consequently cannot be read unless saved to desktop and then
> opened
> with adobe - a convoluted process. It hasn't always been this way. What
> have
> i changed?
 
V

VanguardLH

Lynne wrote:


> when PDF document attachments come into my email inbox, they are opened in
> Word, and consequently cannot be read unless saved to desktop and then opened
> with adobe - a convoluted process. It hasn't always been this way. What have
> i changed?


What program loads when you double-click on a .pdf file listed in Windows

Explorer (i.e., a .pdf file on your hard disk)?
 

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