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Outlook 2013 uses Word to open PDF attachment

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    Outlook 2013 uses Word to open PDF attachment


    I have a computer running windows 8.1 and Office 2013. Every time we double click to open a PDF attachment in Outlook e-mail, Outlook tried to convert it to Word format to open it and it makes a mess of it! I can save the file and then the system uses Adobe to open it, but that seems a bit awkward especially since another machine running Windows 7 and Office 2013 does not have this problem.

    Stranger still, Outlook will preview the file using Adobe but then not use Adobe to open it. Are there some settings in Outlook because the operating system opens the attachments properly?

    Ak

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    Thanks for that suggestion, I was wondering where Windows 8.1 kept those file type associations. For some reason the default for PDF was set to WORD.
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Outlook 2013 uses Word to open PDF attachment
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