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When you click a hyperlink to an Adobe Acrobat PDF file in an Office document, Adobe Acrobat Reader starts and then closes without opening the PDF file

Support for Office 2003 has ended

Microsoft ended support for Office 2003 on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

SYMPTOMS
You create a hyperlink to an Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) file in a document in one of the programs that are listed in the "Applies to" section. When you click the link to open the PDF file, Adobe Acrobat Reader starts and then closes without opening the PDF file. This problem also occurs when you click an existing link to a PDF file in one of the programs that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
CAUSE
This problem occurs if you have Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 installed on the computer.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, update Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 to Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.01. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  2. On the Help menu, click Check for updates now.
  3. Under Current Updates, click Adobe Acrobat 7.0.1 and Reader 7.0.1 Update, and then click Add.
  4. Click Update.
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.
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Article ID: 897755 - Last Review: 09/12/2011 05:19:00 - Revision: 6.0

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