Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: PDF files

  1. #1


    Member Since
    Feb 24, 2013
    Posts
    16
    PDF files
    I have an attachment to an email that I am trying to open. It is a requested form from my tax account that is an organizer for 2012 taxes (not rushing into this, haha). The file is winmail.dat. They also sent a safe download for Adobe PDF reader if I need it. Can anyone tell me if I need the Adobe download since there isn't one in my Applications folder. And how do I open the file? I tried clicking it and got a window that sure didn't look like what I thought I was getting.
    Thanks for any help!

  2. #2

    MacInWin's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 07, 2008
    Location
    Winchester, VA
    Posts
    5,201
    Specs:
    2011 MBP, 2008 iMac, iPhone 6, iPad mini, 13" MBP, AppleTV and MacMini
    Ask them to resend it, with rich text turned off. Here is a link from Apple to explain why: Mac OS X Mail: What is a winmail.dat attachment?

  3. #3

    MacInWin's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 07, 2008
    Location
    Winchester, VA
    Posts
    5,201
    Specs:
    2011 MBP, 2008 iMac, iPhone 6, iPad mini, 13" MBP, AppleTV and MacMini
    Once you have the pdf file, Preview will open it for you. From there you can print it, fill it in, then scan it and email back.

  4. #4


    Member Since
    Feb 24, 2013
    Posts
    16
    Thanks! I will do that tomorrow. Do I not need Adobe? I'm not sure what Preview is.

  5. #5

    newscribe's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 16, 2010
    Location
    Switzerland & UK
    Posts
    399
    Specs:
    2010 Macbook - OS X 10.9 - iPhone 4s - iPod - iPad
    Hi,

    Just open your applications folder that is in the dock and you will see Preview, it is pre loaded
    Attached Images Attached Images

  6. #6


    Member Since
    Feb 24, 2013
    Posts
    16
    Thanks! I found it!

  7. #7

    newscribe's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 16, 2010
    Location
    Switzerland & UK
    Posts
    399
    Specs:
    2010 Macbook - OS X 10.9 - iPhone 4s - iPod - iPad
    Hi,

    Your welcome.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. PDF Files
    By dennisl in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-23-2012, 10:42 AM
  2. pdf files help
    By Hal51 in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-09-2012, 12:48 AM
  3. pdf files
    By todfun in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-01-2011, 08:41 PM
  4. PDF files
    By hotskate in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-20-2007, 10:12 PM
  5. .pdf Files
    By Stephanella in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-27-2005, 04:03 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •