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How do I make Acrobat 7.0 Pro the default PDF reader in Mac osx 10.4. Apple Preview is the currently the default reader. If I want to view a PDF in Acrobat, I need to open Acrobat and then open the PDF from there. I then need to re-save the continued...

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    Default Making Acrobat 7.0 Pro the default PDF reader

    How do I make Acrobat 7.0 Pro the default PDF reader in Mac osx 10.4. Apple Preview is the currently the default reader. If I want to view a PDF in Acrobat, I need to open Acrobat and then open the PDF from there. I then need to re-save the pdf in Acrobat to make it an Acrobat document. I have searched all of the preferences, but have had no luck. Thanks, for your help.
    chipgeorge@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Making Acrobat 7.0 Pro the default PDF reader

    It's not an Acrobat thing but rather a system thing.

    Select a few PDF's on your hard drive then in the Finder go to File>Get Info>Open with. Choose Acrobat then click the "Change All" button.
    graffiti Guest

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    Default Re: Making Acrobat 7.0 Pro the default PDF reader

    I have had the same problem so I tried your advice. While I can now double
    click any of the few PDFs per your advice below and Acrobat will open, as
    soon as I double click on a different PDF file (one just received in email
    for example) Preview opens it up. Is there some way to train the finder to
    ALWAYS open PDF files with Acrobat?


    "graffiti" <agdesignteam@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:3bbba8a2.0@webx.la2eafNXanI...
    > It's not an Acrobat thing but rather a system thing.
    >
    > Select a few PDF's on your hard drive then in the Finder go to File>Get
    > Info>Open with. Choose Acrobat then click the "Change All" button.

    Dick Snyder Guest

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    Default Re: Making Acrobat 7.0 Pro the default PDF reader

    I just posted an item saying that your instructions were not working. I made
    a mistake. They ARE working. Sorry for the confusion.


    "graffiti" <agdesignteam@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:3bbba8a2.0@webx.la2eafNXanI...
    > It's not an Acrobat thing but rather a system thing.
    >
    > Select a few PDF's on your hard drive then in the Finder go to File>Get
    > Info>Open with. Choose Acrobat then click the "Change All" button.

    Dick Snyder Guest

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    Default Re: Making Acrobat 7.0 Pro the default PDF reader


    Dick Snyder wrote:
    > I just posted an item saying that your instructions were not working. I made
    > a mistake. They ARE working. Sorry for the confusion.
    >
    >
    > "graffiti" <agdesignteam@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:3bbba8a2.0@webx.la2eafNXanI...
    > > It's not an Acrobat thing but rather a system thing.
    > >
    > > Select a few PDF's on your hard drive then in the Finder go to File>Get
    > > Info>Open with. Choose Acrobat then click the "Change All" button.
    I tried to change my default PDF reading software to Acrobat also. Can
    get it to work on one file at a time but the Change All button remains
    grayed out so I can not make the global change to allow all PDFs to be
    opened by Acrobat. Any suggestions on activating the Change All button?

    Dana Guest

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