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mpb 02-02-2012 12:47 PM

portable pdf files
New to MAC and need some help. When I attempt to attach a PDF file to an email message, it opens and displays the file - in my situation a one page help. thank you. I do not want the pdf to open, but rather attach as a file to be opened by the email recipient.

vansmith 02-02-2012 01:00 PM

What mail client and version of OS X are you using? Does this happen with only this particular PDF?

mpb 02-02-2012 01:09 PM

All software is latest version. Yes it seems to happen only with this portable pdf. Could it be that I use Dropbox? Thank you.

vansmith 02-02-2012 01:30 PM

Latest versions of what software? There are multiple email clients available to you. No, Dropbox isn't responsible unless it's involved in this problem (ie. the file comes from Dropbox).

cwa107 02-03-2012 07:43 AM

I've moved your post to a more proper forum; please be sure to check the forum descriptions to find the best place to post.

By posting in the right forum you help people not only find your question faster, but it helps others looking for the same information in the future.

Thanks for understanding!

chas_m 02-03-2012 08:10 AM

Stop double-clicking the file to select it, that's probably the issue. :)

MightyGem 02-03-2012 12:08 PM

Attach the file to your email, then Right/Ctrl click and select Display as Icon.

chas_m 02-04-2012 05:23 AM

What MightyGem said. You know, however that this makes NO difference at all to the recipient -- their email client will show that there's a file attachment that can be download regardless of whether the document displays in-line or not.

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