BIG difference. You need to right click the actual .doc file and choose open with. Point to MS Word, and save it as the default opener.
After downloading Adobe Acrobat 8; Microsoft words stopped opening in the proper mannar, to open any M/W document it opens with a dialogue box called File Conversion box asking to select the encoding to make your document readable, 1- Windows default 2- M:DOS 3- Other encoding.
I tried three of them what I get in the three options is a set of unreadable codes, but when I right click on the icon and choose OPEN WITH ADOBE ACROBAT the document opens in the proper manner, how can get it to open in the normal manner i.e. to open right away by clickin on it and not by right clicking and choose Adobe aacrobat.