how to read a *.prn file

Posted on 2000-03-11
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
I saved a 87 page PDF file to my desktop as a .prn file, this was the choice that I had instead of printing out all the 87 pages.

How can I open this to read it only, not to print?


Thanks for any help, Mike
Question by:mjcap
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Expert Comment

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I am not sure if you really can as the PDF format is not readable to word. You could change the extension of the file from the .prn extension to the .pdf extension, and then Adobe would open it.

If you want to try in Word, you need to change the files of type to ALL FILES and then navigate to the file. I am gonna try right now to see if it works.


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I tried both things on mine and it did not work - -bummer.
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briancassin earned 100 total points
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There is only one way:
You need Acrobat distiller, wich is not free. It comes with Pagemaker/Photoshop  or can be purchased alone (Adobe Acrobat 4.o).
Distiller makes PDFs out of prn-, eps- and ps-files.

it is not possible for word97 unless you can convert pdf to word 97
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Author Comment

ID: 2609552
I was hoping to have 1 or 2 options

Thank you for your time, Mike

Expert Comment

ID: 2609677
If you would like, you can email me the file and I can get it in a format so you can view it offline.



Author Comment

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Thank you for the offer, but I think the file is too big, 40.7MB.
This isn't something that I have to have, it just would have made it easier with it on my computer than going on line to read the file.

Thanks again, Mike

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