Some of the resources, especially educational, product manuals, or research findings are usually created in PDF or Portable Document Format. The PDF formats render higher quality output when printed. Moreover, these PDF documents prevent readers to edit as they read documents, unlike Microsoft Word documents. But, if you open PDF documents in different applications, the document may look distorted as the application fails to display with the same formatting or style of presentation.

Are you facing such issues on your computer? Do you find that PDF documents are opening with other applications? There are many reasons why you face such issues – you may have accidentally changed the default programs for a PDF file or the Adobe Acrobat Reader application might have been corrupted or if you have deleted the application from your PC. Are you searching for easy to follow steps to resolve the issue when a PDF file opens with another application? Then, follow these steps shown below.

  1. Right-click the PDF file.
  2. Select ‘Properties’ from the drop down list.
  3. Under ‘General’ tab, click the ‘Change’ button.
  4. Set Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat as the default program for the file type.
  5. 5.  Click “OK’ and then click ‘OK’ again.

Isn’t it easy to follow these steps to resolve the issue when a PDF opens with a different application?