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Hyperlinks to PDF Files Won't Open

In Word documents you can add hyperlinks to other resources. One of the resources you can link to is a PDF file. If you click the correctly formed hyperlink, the PDF file should open in either Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat, depending on which one you have installed on your system.

However, you may run into problems, as some versions of Adobe Reader may have a glitch when working with some versions of Word. If you click the hyperlink and the PDF document quickly opens then closes, it may be a sign that there is a glitch. Upgrading to the latest version of Adobe Reader should help correct the problem. (As of this writing, the latest version is 7.0.1.) Visit the Adobe site for the latest version; it's free.

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