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Opening a download in Adobe Acrobat

By dsandler ·
I want to download a free download from your site, when I orignially downloaded it, I was asked if I wanted to download the file in Notepad, Adobe Acrobat Reader or Word.

I selected word, but when I tried to open the file, it was as a newbie to this field, I would call globley ****.

Please tell me how to download these programs and articles in either Adobe Acrobat reader or notepad.

Thank you.

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by grantcom In reply to Opening a download in Ado ...

Try going to www.adobe.com and download the latest version of Acrobat Reader. As I recall you must first uninstall any older version of Acrobat before installing the new one. Run the setup for Acrobat and then go try to download the file...this timeselecting Adobe Acrobat as file option.

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by dmiles In reply to Opening a download in Ado ...

Open the site you will down load the file from locate file,from the file menu choose save as,when the window opens choose the location of word or adobe acrobat and then go to the bootom of window and type in name ,in the next window select the type of file you want to save,click save.

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by dlw6 In reply to Opening a download in Ado ...

First, to explain the difference between the three:

Notepad is a text editor. If you download in Notepad format, the file will be called something.TXT and it will be just words, no colors or pictures. That means the file is smaller, it downloads faster, and there's no risk of viruses or other nasty stuff. If you download the TXT file, you can double-click it and Notepad will open the file.

Word files from this site are usually Rich Text Format. That includes the text (words), as well as colors and fonts and pictures, to make a more interesting document. If you downloaded it, and then tried to open it and it looked like garbage, then the file probably got corrupted and you'll want to download it again. The other possibility is that your Word program is an older version that doesn't understand the newer Word files.

Acrobat Reader uses the Portable Document Format (something.PDF). The document looks very good but it's actually a compressed picture, so you can't edit or otherwise change it, you can only look at it or print it. To get Acrobat Reader you can go to www.adobe.com and download it. The file is a couple of megabytes as I recall, so it could take several minutes to download. Then you can double-click the file to install it.

Now, to download: The other answers already submitted describe that, but I want to clarify some things.

When you click a link to download a file, the program should pop up a window which will ask what you want to do with thefile, whether to open it or save it to disk. Select the option Save to Disk.

Then a Save As window will ask where you want to save the file. The default is usually either C:/temp or C:/windows/temp, but you can browse around and put the file where you want. You can also change the name of the file. When the window shows the folder you want, click the Save button.

Finally, you can use Windows Explorer (or NT Explorer

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by danielr In reply to Opening a download in Ado ...

i had the same problem. go to winzip.com and download the trial version of winzip or you can purchase it. then everytime you run into a download winzip will open it for you. hope this helps.
daniel

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by danielr In reply to Opening a download in Ado ...

notepad may not be big enough for most of the downloads on this site. acrobat reader should work fine though.

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