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"Undoing" a document type switch

I hope this will be clear: After installing NERO, I clicked on the user manual and got the "how do you want to open this file" window. I knew it was a PDF file but stupidly chose WORD and then did not uncheck that crafty little box that says "always use this .... for this kind of file ..." Now, of course, the manual's file is not readable in WORD and I don't know how to unset that little box - solutions?? (Windows 98se)

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File association with an program to open....

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Highlight (e.g. click once), then Ctrl+right click. Take "open with" from the menu and choose [Adobe] Acrobat Reader. Make sure to check the box "...always open with...." Do make sure you have Adobe Acrobat or its reader installed.

You can also bring up context menu by highlighting the document icon and then press the context menu key.

The above is the simple way. There is another more 'detailed' way via ''file type'' association.....but that's for another day !

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Re File Association - Thanks Papa Echo --- But ----

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I was unable to get an "Open With" menu. I tried highlighting the document/file in WORD, from "My Documents", from "Documents" and from the NERO under Programs but Ctrl + right click just got me to standard OPEN (+) menu or right into WORD. I tried with ALT and SHIFT also but to no avail. Also - I should note that that problem is on my desktop machine which is not connected to the internet (I'm hoping to get Acrobat on there one way or another).
You also mentioned bringing up "context menu" - have no idea what that is.
Can you help?

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Tosca, To Change The File Association,,,

In reply to: Re File Association - Thanks Papa Echo --- But ----

...find the file in question, press down the "shift" key and while holding it down, RIGHT click directly on the file, then choose "Open With" from the small menu. (It's usually the fourth or fifth entry down.) A small "Open With" box will load, place a CHECK mark in the box that says: "Always use this program to open this file type", then double click on the program of your this case Acrobat Reader'.

If you still can't get the "Open With" menu, then change the file type association in Windows Explorer like this: RIGHT click on the Start button, choose "Explore" from the menu. When the Explorer window opens, click on "Tools" in the upper left, choose "Folder Options". (On some operating systems, this is in the "View" menu.) After opening "Folder Options", click on the "File Types" tab, then scroll to the .pdf file listing and click once on it to highlight it. You'll now need to edit the file association by browsing to the "Acrord32.exe" file in the C\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat X\Reader folder.

Hope this helps.


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File Associations

In reply to: Tosca, To Change The File Association,,,

Thanks Grif - your instructions worked nicely.

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(NT) (NT) Tosca, Glad We Could Help !

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