PDF Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mrpalmer420, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. mrpalmer420 macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2008
    OK I have CS3 but really do not need to use Acrobat Pro to view PDF's. Whenever i try and open a PDF that is a link on a webpage, I get a message that Acrobat Pro Cannot be opened without another suite component being opened first. So i open Photoshop but still get the same message.

    I really just want to be able to view PDF's without having to Download the file then open Previews and click open there. It has to be easier than this.

    Any suggestions on how to set Preview as my default PDF opener. It has to be
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
    Try this:

    Save a PDF on to your Desktop, then select it.

    Get Info > Open With > select Preview > click Change All
  3. mrpalmer420 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2008
    Awesome I will try that when i get home. Would this also work with embedded links on webpages or would I have to always download then open.
  4. durija macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2008
    I have a similar problem in Windows. I solved it by using Acrobat Reader. Launch the Reader only when browsing. Works for me in Windows, so it might on the Mac. Be sure Full Acrobat is not open.

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