confused unable to open pdf fils

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by creatrix, Mar 31, 2018.

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  1. creatrix macrumors newbie

    creatrix

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    new user here: have used mac's since 88 and now I am stumped: have macbook pro and have used pdf files lots in the past: for some reason ibooks now appears when I click on a pdf file (web sourced and files sent to me eg receipts) and the ibook now launches and I cannot open any of the pdf.extentions.
    used to use a simple pdf reader (think it was acrobat?)
    Do not want to use ibooks : cannot even figure out how it is now my default.

    Layman terms feedback please... can anyone help me get back to a simple pdf launcher for OS X elcap 10.11.6 (visual impaired and finding the hunting very tiring)
    MUCH appreciated
    --- Post Merged, Mar 31, 2018 ---
    OMG... just answered my own question.. not as stupid as I look right? :~]
    selected the file without launching: hit COMMAND info and selected Open with options.
    geeeeeez sometimes it's just that simple.
     
  2. leman macrumors G3

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    Most likely the default file associations got messed up. Right click a PDF file -> Open with -> Choose Preview (or other PDF viewer) and select Change All..
     
  3. groove-agent macrumors 6502a

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    Right click on the file, select "open with", select the "Preview" app.
     
  4. creatrix thread starter macrumors newbie

    creatrix

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    YES.. just found it... KISS principle right? I am humbled. Thanks for confirming: still do not know why ibooks appeared by default: maybe last update? Cheers txs. again
     

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