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1. I am not able to open attached files, other than Acrobat, Text etc. The typical file is not accesable. MS says this has always been that way in Outlook. I use Outlook 2003, and have since it came out, and I was always able to open these files. 2. I find that my Sound Icon is gone, as well as my Calculator. I use both frequently, and this is annoying, butnot like the attachments. I use WebRoot as protection, as well as sitting behind a home based router. Untill last week, we have not been networked, but this has not created a problem; as the problems were there first. Oh, I know another one. My printer driver has been deleted several times, and I had to reinstall. The last time I had the system "search" for a compatable driver, and it found one that works but not correctly; but it has not been deleted since then either. Do I have a common problem? I have located and isolated several viruses and Malware etc. I have run Registry to check on registry, and it finds no problems.

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The simplest things to fix are your sound icon and your calculator. To get your sound icon back down in the taskbar, click Start, Control Panel, Sounds and Audio Devices, and check the box beside "Place volume icon in the taskbar". For the calculator, click Start, All Programs, Accessories, Calculator. You can click and drag the calculator off the list and onto your desktop, or right-click and make a shortcut to the desktop.

For the Outlook problem, try this: Click Help, then Detect and Repair. I don't know if this will work. As for the rest of it, I can't help.

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I cannot open an attchment. It is docx


sir what do you mean and can you pls pls specify your problem. thank you!


CHARCOIS

Sep 24, 2008 | PC Desktops

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How to create restriction pdf files without Adobe Acrobat?


It is quite sure that you can create restriction pdf files by using pdf converter.You can edit text in word file,and then convert to pdf file.But seldom pdf converter could create restriction pdf files.

Advanced word to pdf 5.0 is a professional converter for batch converting Word documents to PDF documents.all the original text font, images, graphics, hyperlinks, layout and formatting are kept intact after conversion.its available to add properties to the output PDF file,like the author, user password, owner password, allowed actions, etc.
Additionally, Advanced PDF To Word is a standalone application, so you could run this program independently and needn't extra install Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader

Here i will show you how to create restriction pdf files without Adobe Acrobat.

Step 1: Edit text in word files .

Step 2:Convert word document to pdf files

Step 3:Add password,and other option you want.

on Mar 19, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Links to Named Destinations Not Working


Ensure Acrobat 8 is fully updated (up through 8.1.4). Office 2007 support starts with Acrobat 8.1.0.

Some things to consider.

PDFMaker does not/cannot convert a file set as the target file for either a URI/URL or a UNC link path.
Regarding MS Word hyperlinks

May 01, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Some attachments wont open goes to other email program or asks if you want to save, if you save you still cant open


You need to be more specific as to what type of attachment you're having problems with.
Depending on the attachment, you may need to buy or somehow get the program that opens that type of file. Example: You have a brand new PC/laptop, with nothing on it, except the Operating System. Let's say you had a free sampler of MS Office or what have you, but the trial period expired on it. That's the same as having nothing at all.
Next, you go to your email and find an MS Word attachment. You can save the file, but you still need MSOffice to open the document.
There are other more common attachments, that you can open with free "readers" or "viewers" for them. An example is a .PDF file, that Acrobat Reader can open. If you don't have this software installed on your PC, the web site will usually prompt you to go to the manufacturer's web site, where you can download it for free.
Most of these utilites get installed and become part of your browser or email program, and are called "plugins".
Depending on your Operating System, you need to go to either microsoft.com, apple.com, etc, and do a search on "plugins" for your browser.
There's a free, open source program called Open Office, from www.sun.com, that is compatible with MSOffice. If you download and install it, then you will be able to open all the different file formats, like presentations, text documents, databases, etc. However, you have to be careful when you create new files. You have to save them in the MSOffice file format, for others to be able to access them. This is because the default file format is its own, rather than MSOffice's.
If you don't, you'll create for your recipients the same dilemma you're having right now!
Good luck!

Apr 08, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Encoded email


Hi Charlie,

Yes, you cannot just open a .pdf file (Adobe format) by opening it as a text file. It will look like a bunch of strange characters if you try to open it on Notepad or Word.

Did you reboot your computer after installing Adobe Acrobat Reader? After installation any .pdf files will be opened automatically by Adobe Reader, but only after your computer is restarted.

Also, if you look in your email on the list of files attached, the file should have a name ending in .pdf. That's how the system recognizes it as an Adobe Acrobat file. If it doesn't have the correct extension, you'll need to save it and change the file type. The way you do that depends on which Windows you have an if you're hiding the extension type (which is the default setting).

Worstcase, you can just have your friend open it and print it for you.

By the way, I wish you hadn't rated my answer as "Inappropriate". I got a score of 40/100 instead of 70/100 for a "Thanks for Trying"... :-( Anyway, hope that helps you out.

-Vince

Oct 04, 2008 | Gateway GT5220 PC Desktop

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Files created in adobe acrobat 8.0 version. Opened in adobe acrobat 6.0 version and want to put security on the files. can not do it.


you need to right click on the adobe file, choose open with, then choose acrobat 8.0 choose always use this programme and then encrypt it, as by default normally acrobat reader opens acrobat docs.

Aug 29, 2008 | PC Desktops

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When I try to open a pdf file, the icon is different and does not open in Adobe, but in MS Word 2007, which of course is does not open properly. This computer (Gateway M6752 laptop)has Vista Home Premium,...


Hey mrbickham,

In some instances, updating existing software or installing new programs onto your computer can cause issues such as what you have encountered. Fortunately, re-associating .PDF files with Adobe Acrobat Reader instead of MS Word 2007 may be all that you need to do. Most versions of Windows allow users to select the program they want to use to open any given file type, and can usually be done by following the steps I’ve provided below.

1) Right-click on the .PDF file icon.

2) Choose "Open With" from the menu that appears.

3) When you highlight the “Open With” option a submenu should appear. Click on the link in this menu that says “Choose Program.”

4) Another window should then open, providing a list of the available programs on your computer. Choose Adobe Acrobat Reader from the menu and check the box next to it.

5) At the bottom of the page there should also be an option that says something similar to "Always use this program to open this file type." Make sure that this option is enabled.

6) Click "OK."

Hope this helps you out.

Sincerely,
Aaron
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Jul 23, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I have windows Vista and loaded the newest Adobe Reader, but my computer will not open .pdf files that are sent attached to an email. I have uninstalled Reader and reinstalled it twice, to no avail. Any...


Do you get a dialog box saying that the file can't be opened? and down the bottom is a button with which you can select a program to open the file with?

If yes, click on this - Acrobat may not be listed (hence the problem). There should be a Browse button, click on this an work youur way to C:\Programs\Adobe\Acrobat (or some such naming) enter the Acrobat folder and find the Acrobat EXE file - click on this and say yes to all the prompts on your way out. This will now associate Acrobat with PDF files.

Hope this works.

Apr 23, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I want to edit docs in version 8, when save the pdf as text opens in notepad and formatting is trashed is there any way we can set that to open in word with formatting intact


You will lose a lot of document format if you open a pdf file in word. I suggest that you use an appropriate pdf editor, like Adobe Acrobat full. It has all the features that you need to edit, create pdf files, also export doc files to pdf

Mar 05, 2008 | PC Desktops

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