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Acrobat as default program

Registered: Nov 6 2007
Posts: 2

I have both reader and acrobat 8.1.1 installed on my computer. I need reader to work with some websites, but I would like to have acrobat as my default PDF program????

My Product Information:
Acrobat Standard 8.0999999999999996447286321199499070644378662109375, Windows
Registered: Jun 28 2007
Posts: 3636
Hi davidfturgeon,

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Registered: Jan 11 2010
Posts: 1
Following on from this post, I have a user that had both Adobe Pro Ver 6 and Adobe Reader Ver 9 loaded. They are both needed for different purposes. However when she goes to a govt website it needs Ver 9 to open the document, however it keeps going to the default of Ver 6.
I have gone to Windows Explorer and clicked on Tools, Folder options, File Types and scrolled through changing every Adobe option listed to be Ver 9, but still not fixed.
My level of knowledge is better than basic and would appreciate any helpful steps for fix this issue.