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How do I open an embedded PDF inside excel 2010

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My excel file has an embedded pdf file(not a link to a pdf).  I want to click on the PDF open it in adobe acrobat 8 pro and edit it, but when I click on it nothing happens.  I should be able to click on that pdf and edit it.
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by:SiddharthRout
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>>>My excel file has an embedded pdf file(not a link to a pdf)
>>>but when I click on it nothing happens.

One possible reason

An antivirus has changed that to an image. So it is no longer an embedded file.

May i see the Excel File?

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by:puppydogbuddy
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Another possible reason:
Maybe Worksheet Protection is on and you need to turn it off?
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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<I should be able to click on that pdf and edit it.>
A basic, normal PDF is not editable.
Do you mean:
"I should be able to click on that pdf and view it."
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by:afect53586
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The PDF is open meaning you can see the PDF like it's open inside excel.  The best way to describe it is to picture a jpeg or clip art inserted into the document only it's a PDF instead.  specifically the PDF is open and viewable inside excel.  I need to be able to click on it and open it in acrobat 8 pro.   The user used to be able to do it but recently the computer was changed out and the user can no longer open it.  She clicks on it and nothing happens.  She can still insert PDF's, she just can click on the PDF's and edit them.
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I meant she just can't edit them of course.
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by:afect53586
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In response to boaq2000's comment.  Right now we are trying to open and edit files that in the past she was able to edit with no problem.  These are not new files.  

I also made sure worksheet protection wasn't on.  
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Then when did this stop working?

Perhaps there was an update to Adobe that effected this?
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I fixed the problem.  It turned out that the user had Essbase installed and I needed to make an adjustment to the options in Essbase.  It didn't occur to me at first because other people had essbase installed without any problems.  Somehow when the person was moved to a new computer, the person who set her up didn't do all the essbase settings correctly!  

Sorry, that was my fault for not providing all the necessary information for everyone to help me.  I'm new to the blog and didn't even think about the essbase, because it is such a common add in for us.

Thank You,
Andre
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Please close this question.  Thank you.
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I'm not sure how I should have done this part, because I answered my own question.  I
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