Unable to open PDF documents in word

  J. I. 21 Aug 11

Whenever I am sent a PDF document and try to open in word doc it appears as set of numbers and what looks like chinese fiqures.I have Adope reader x and Microsoft office word 2007. I have tried suggestions through Google search but so far nothing works. Is there anything which I am missing which will allow me to open these PDF files in plain English. My computer is Windows 7 home premium. Some of the PDF files are important to me so am desperate to sort the problem out. Can anyone tell me how I can overcome this problem. Many thanks joni

  gengiscant 21 Aug 11

I use the free Foxit: PDF reader

  octal 21 Aug 11

As you have already found out, you can't open PDF files in Word, it comes up with gobbledygook, you need a standalone reader like gengiscant posted or Adobe Reader.

  octal 21 Aug 11

I notice in your post you already have Adobe Reader, so what happens when you just double click on a PDF file? It should just open with Adobe Reader, if it doesn't then the file needs to be associated to open with Adobe, right click on the file and select open with and tick the box to say always use this program to open this type of file.

  J. I. 21 Aug 11

Tried the suggestion by gengiscant Foxit, made it the default reader and it worked fine. Many thanks for recommending such a brilliant program. To reply to the other posts, when I right clicked on the file it only gave me the option to open, not open with, needless to say it produced the same result as left clicking.Also I have Adope reader x installed but for whatever reason would not open PDF files. Thanking you all for your inputs.


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