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    default program
    How do a set a default program for opening a file type? I want to open PDF files in Adobe Reader not the Apple one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by climbguy
    How do a set a default program for opening a file type? I want to open PDF files in Adobe Reader not the Apple one.
    Control-click a PDF document, hold down the option key and select Adobe Reader from the "Always Open With" menu. Or you can go to Get Info and do it from there.

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    I did that but what do I have to do to make adobe reader the default for opening pdfs in safari?

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    get info

    its in there
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    i did that, my problem is when i follow a link in safari to a pdf fit still opens it in the apple program not adobe reader.

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    This happens with me too, its a nightmare. I have just installed Acrobat reader 7 and removed acrobat reader 5, it still opens in the apple previewer. This is even AFTER setting Acrobat reader 7 as the default program.

    Any ideas?
    It was about time I switched... and I am so glad I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixel_Donkey
    This happens with me too, its a nightmare. I have just installed Acrobat reader 7 and removed acrobat reader 5, it still opens in the apple previewer. This is even AFTER setting Acrobat reader 7 as the default program.

    Any ideas?
    This may be the solution:

    http://www.schubert-it.com/pluginpdf/

    I also found this:

    http://www.caddpower.com/cms/osxtigersafariviewpdf.htm

    Hopefully there's something in there to fix this for you.

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    Thank you, this may help is problem but mine is not a browser related problem, its happening in OSX tiger.
    It was about time I switched... and I am so glad I did.

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