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    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 document.lease help. thank you. I do not want the pdf to open, but rather attach as a file to be opened by the email recipient.

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    What mail client and version of OS X are you using? Does this happen with only this particular PDF?
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    All software is latest version. Yes it seems to happen only with this portable pdf. Could it be that I use Dropbox? Thank you.

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

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

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    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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