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#1 Snowydog


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Posted 01 July 2011 - 09:35 AM


I'm not sure where to post this..have checked other forums and can't see any topic like this.
I have a Dell Dimension 8300 Windows XP Home version
Firefox 4
I use AOL for email
a frustrating problem is whenever I receive a PDF file I cannot read it! (maybe 4 months of doing this) it downloads, opens, but comes through as an assortment of hieroglyphics.
Sometimes In Japanese, Sometimes in Western European something or other...just never in readable English!
I have uninstalled and reloaded Adobe Reader, Updated, etc. I tried loading the PDF into another area..Notebook, desktop and still comes through as garbled stuff.

I am not computer savvy, until I have a problem to figure out. (Thank you Bleeping for your ongoing guidance!) So please respond in , well, plain English! <S>

Any clues???
Many thanks

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:48 AM

Have you tried an alternative pdf reader such as Foxit, Pdf Xchange viewer or Sumatra? I am personally not a fan of Adobe reader. I have seen too many corrupt installations that for whatever reason are not able to be remedied and work properly afterwards.

My apologies for not addressing the Adobe issue, but I am at the limitation of what you have already tried.

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#3 wiczjr


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Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:27 PM

Click the start button, select run and type this: intl.cpl then press enter.

Select the languages tab and click details.

Under the advanced tab, check the box that says "turn off advanced text services"

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