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Open PDF Files from Task Pane Word 2003

Posted on 2012-03-19
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Hi,

I have a customer who insists she has been opening PDF files from MS Word 2003 task pane.  When I try I get invalid file format.  Any ideas?
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When I try to open a PDF file with Word 2003, it will not do it. This is what I get.

Word-2003-PDF
See if you can get your customer to show you.

.... Thinkpads_User
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This is what she receives also, but swears it was working last week.
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I do not see how. I just tried the same test with Word 2010 and got the same thing. The format of a Word Document and a PDF file are entirely different.

In general, I do not see how she could have done this. I wonder if she has a couple of Word documents with the wrong extension.  .... Thinkpads_User
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i would guess what the lady did was opening a PDF file from Word's File Open dialogue box, as shown below.

as the dialogue box is technically just a lite version of Windows Explorer, right-click and choose to open with Adobe Acrobat may allow you to actually open a PDF file.

From Word to open PDF
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Interesting. However, I would think it would be obvious in this case that Adobe opened the file and not Word. It looks entirely different. ... Thinkpads_User
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Thank you. I was pleased to assist you with this. ... Thinkpads_User
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