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Postby teri13 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:35 am

I cant open PDF files on my computer its my laptop windows xp- when I click on it to open it tends to come up in symbols and says office writer- its a docutment price sheet I need to look at- how do I do this
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Cannot open PDF

Postby RoryOF » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:44 am

PDF files do not (in general) open in OpenOffice. Right click on a PDF file, select "Open With" and scroll down to "Adobe Reader". There should be a setting to select "Always open with this Application". If Adobe Reader is not installed on your computer (unlikely), you may download a free copy from
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Re: Cannot Open PDF

Postby thomasjk » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:34 pm

Check your file associations if double clicking a PDF opens Writer.
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