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Default Program Settings

by AJShadow / September 30, 2005 2:28 AM PDT

Currently I have two PDF programs loaded on to my Windows XP System (ScanSoft and Adobe Reader).

Question:
How can I set either one of those programs as my default programs? What is the step-by-step process?

I have gone through my massive QUE book on Windows XP and it gave me NO information. Useless book.

Thank you in advance for you help!

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Re: Default Program Settings
by Tufenuf / September 30, 2005 3:03 AM PDT

AJShadow, Locate any .pdf file, right click it and choose "open with", choose the program you want as the default and hilite it, checkmark the "allways use this program etc." box, click OK.

Tufenuf

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Another method...
by John.Wilkinson / September 30, 2005 6:04 AM PDT

The method suggested by Tufenuf is by far the easiest, but I'd like to provide an alternative method for future reference. This is especially helpful if you don't currently have a file with such an extension, or want to customize it a little.

Go start->control panel->(appearance and themes)->folder options->file types and scroll down until you find the extension you need to assign a program to. (In this case, assign PDF documents to Adobe Reader.) Just select it, click "change," select the program you want from the list (or browse for it), check "Always use the select program to open this kind of file," and OK your way out.

Hope this helps,
John

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