Launching Adobe Reader and Other Programs from inside of MS Word
Posted on 2011-03-19
I have had a few clients lately swear to me that they were once able to open PDF documents in Adobe Reader from within MS Word's file-->open dialog ... and now they are unable to do so. It was my contention that this was never possible, you had to launch the docs by double-clicking them from within an explorer window to open them in the appropriate program. But these clients swear the from within MS Word they could goto file and then open and from that dialog if they double-clicked a PDF it would open the document within Adobe Reader, or if it was an excel file it would open in excel, etc ...
So my question - does anyone know if this was ever possible and I am just going nuts, or am I right and it was never possible and they must've mistaken an explorer window for the file --= open dialog ...???