troubleshooting Question

Issues with File Associations in Access 2003/2010 and Windows XP/7

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Microsoft AccessWindows XPWindows 7
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OK, I think this is an interesing situation.

I have changed the program association for PDF files in Windows from Adobe reader to a PDF editor that we purchased.  From Windows Explorer (in XP and/or 7) I can double click a PDF file and it will open in the editor which is correct based on my file associations.

In Access (2003 and/or 2010) I have a couple of image buttons and links that I set the path (HyperlinkAddress) and file name to the appropriate PDF file if it exists.  When I click on the links, the Adobe Reader opens, not the editor.  

I am not specifying (in Access) what program to use to open the file yet it is using a program that is no longer associated with the extension.  I should be able to use the associations since some users will be using the Adobe Reader and some the new Editor.

Please help.
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