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Adobe Reader When I try to open an emailed pdf attachement, it opens the Reader browser and then pops up a message saying "this file cannot be opened because it is either not a supported file type or was not correctly decoded or damaged...". I know it's on my end because someone else that was cc'd on the email opened theirs just fine...???

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It could be that you have an older version of Adobe Reader. You can download the latest version: CLICK HERE.

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Adobe PDF-to-HTML Online Conversion Tool
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General Tips: Problem 1: Blank Page in Browser You have selected to download a file and you receive a blank page with a "Done" message at the bottom of the browser. This may be because you do not have enough space in your temporary internet file folder to complete the download.
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