Cruising in October
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: superdoober-ga
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10 Jun 2006 10:44 PDT
Expires: 10 Jul 2006 10:44 PDT
Question ID: 737005
I have a file from Adobe Reader that has the pdf association file type. The file has 36 pages and the data that has all the shore tours at each port we will visit. We have to select the one tour we want at each port. To peruse all ports on the computer will take lots of time so I have copied all the data on floppies and CD's to give to each of the couples going on this cruise ---they cam peruse the data at their leisure. The problem is that most couples do not have Adobe Reader on their computer so the floppies and CD's cannot be read. I have tried all kinds of tactics to change the pdf association to something like Word or Works to no avail---I can't get the conversion. Can you give me a step-by-step way to change this association?
Re: Cruising in October
Answered By: sublime1-ga on 15 Jun 2006 19:49 PDT
superdoober... Thanks for the comment confirming my input as an answer to your question. I'll repost it here for the sake of future readers. --------------------------------------------------------------- You can't simply change the association. The .pdf file format is proprietary, and requires a program designed specifically to read documents in this format. PDF files are everywhere, so it's hard to believe there's that many people who don't have the free Adobe Reader. The simplest solution would be to include either a copy of the program or a link to the free download on the CD or floppys: http://www.adobe.com/go/gntray_dl_get_reader Otherwise, you can convert the PDF files to Word's .doc filetype using this freeware converter: OmniFormat http://www.omniformat.com/download.html Note that the converter requires that another freeware program from the same company - Pdf995 - is also installed. --------------------------------------------------------------- As for the other extension you're getting in the email, instead of opening it, select download to disk and use the dialog to place the file somewhere that you can get to it using Windows Explorer. You may have to go to an Explorer window and change the display settings so that you can see the file extension on the file when you navigate to the folder where you placed it. To do that, go to Tools -> Folder Options -> View, and make sure that 'Hide file extensions for known file types' is unchecked. Then go to the folder where you placed the file from the email and tell me what the extension is. sublime1-ga
Converting pdf files to Word
From: probonopublico-ga on 10 Jun 2006 21:51 PDT
Your 'Subject' is misleading! If you had called it 'Converting pdf files to Word' you would have got an answer.
Re: Cruising in October
From: superdoober-ga on 14 Jun 2006 18:29 PDT
sublime1-ga I followed your suggestions and made several floppies with the link to download a Adobe Reader and a file with all the data on the tours available and they were able to peruse the tours at their leisure. Was help them to select the tours. By the way, I am getting some emails with an attachment that when I tried to open what ever was in the attachment I get a window "Mail Attachment", 'Do you want to open this file", the name of the file and Type: "Unknown file type". The emails are from the same person---all the others open correctly. I can't find any way to change to a file type ---iI think the others have "eml" and they open. This asociation file type is a great mystery to me. Thanks for your help on the .pdf problem
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