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Downloading PDF File

got2getatan
Grafter
Posts: 63
Registered: 14-06-2013

Downloading PDF File

This is driving me crazy. When I try to download any PDF document onto my PC it arrives in a miss/match of symbols and therefore I cannot print  anything that is readable. Some one has got a simple answer to this, Please........Thanks. 
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Community Veteran
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Registered: 15-06-2007

Re: Downloading PDF File

Which PDF reader do you have installed as it sounds as though you are trying to open it in notepad or similar
Community Veteran
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Registered: 20-10-2012

Re: Downloading PDF File

You have installed a PDF reader, such as Adobe Acrobat, haven't you?  Wink
Geoff,
York.
shalom2010
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Registered: 28-12-2012

Re: Downloading PDF File

I would Right Click on the file you want to open, e.g. ending .pdf and select 'Open with' whatever program you have installed.
got2getatan
Grafter
Posts: 63
Registered: 14-06-2013

Re: Downloading PDF File

Yep have reinstalled  adobe acrobat reader. Tried to move to drive same problem when I open it, someone told me its the font but. I don't understand this.
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Re: Downloading PDF File

Let us try a roundabout route
Uninstall Acrobat Reader and then install PDF-Xchange Viewer and when it asks if you want it to be the default viewer for pdf files click on yes http://www.tracker-software.com/product/downloads
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Re: Downloading PDF File

Or, right click on a PDF file, select 'Open with' then select 'Choose default program' and assign Adobe Acrobat!  Cheesy
Geoff,
York.
got2getatan
Grafter
Posts: 63
Registered: 14-06-2013

Re: Downloading PDF File

Great, works a treat now. Have printed all my holiday travel documents. Thanks for all your help, could not have done it without you.