Some help from a friend of Sheila Dent:
go to START, CONTROL PANEL, FOLDER OPTIONS, FILE TYPES, look for PDF
under extensions, OPENS WITH:, CHANGE, select ACROBAT READER, OK and the
problem should be solved.
The reason: when you load in software, it looks for programs and
then automatically associates, to open, certain file extensions. Corel
automatically associated with certain files and when they loaded in
Acrobat after, they didn't manually relinquish the extension .pdf to
Acrobat and Corel maintained its link. Most software can't
automatically take over ownership to extensions.
Another fix, which is probably easier, now that I go through the process
is: Right click on the file, OPEN WITH, select ACROBAT, check ALWAYS USE
THIS PROGRAM TO OPEN THESE FILES, OK.
This is the simplest way to correct the problem. I don't always
remember the easiest way right off the bat - just the way to get things
done for the problem. The end justifies the means; but the means when
it comes to computers has to have the user in mind.
So, there are two ways; both will work."
Thank you very much Frank - and thank you Sheila for finding someone who
was capable of giving a clear explanation. J.
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