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All my excel files were converted to pdf. Why would this happen and how do i stop it from doing so?

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Apr 27, 2014 Apr 27, 2014

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LEGEND , Apr 27, 2014 Apr 27, 2014

shloimypt wrote:

All my excel files were converted to pdf. Why would this happen and how do i stop it from doing so?

Relax, they weren't converted to PDF.

You can tell by right clicking ANY of them and choosing "Properties". You'll see there that they're STILL .xls or .xlsx files. The "association" has changed and Windows now indicates that they open with Reader, which isn't right.

Where it says "Open With" under the General tab, you can click "Change" and re-select Excel as the default app to open

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shloimypt wrote:

All my excel files were converted to pdf. Why would this happen and how do i stop it from doing so?

Relax, they weren't converted to PDF.

You can tell by right clicking ANY of them and choosing "Properties". You'll see there that they're STILL .xls or .xlsx files. The "association" has changed and Windows now indicates that they open with Reader, which isn't right.

Where it says "Open With" under the General tab, you can click "Change" and re-select Excel as the default app to open thim.

See: http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/application-file-icons-change-acrobat.html

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Apr 27, 2014 Apr 27, 2014

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Thanks. Sometimes its the simple things that save you from going nuts.

It worked as u said.

Solomon (Shloimy) Mayer MSPT

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Oct 13, 2017 Oct 13, 2017

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Very helpful. Do I have to this each time an excel is created. Never had to do this in the past.

By resetting my computer to original settings I lost all apps. How do I fix the problem now. You are right it is driving me nuts.

adarsh

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Oct 13, 2017 Oct 13, 2017

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When trying to convert PDF into MS Word, it ask me to sign up for Adobe and pay monthly charge. Is that the way to do so. Never had to do this in the past. Thanks for the help/

adarsh

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Oct 14, 2017 Oct 14, 2017

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This was never provided free by Adobe.

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New Here ,
Aug 11, 2021 Aug 11, 2021

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Hi    This doesnt' work for me.   I have Microsoft 365 on my Mac to accommodate the system of someone I contract to.   Some Excel docs are automatically saved as PDFs and the Excel disappears.  I can't then edit the content.  Very frustrating!   When I right click there is no option for 'Properties'.   Where it says 'Open With' there is not option to 'change'.  Can you help please?

 

 

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Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2021

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I also need an answer to this question. Since updating to Windows 10, anything sent to me through email from anyone gets turned to a pdf file. I can't fix things and need some guidance! Please Help!

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May 09, 2023 May 09, 2023

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Where it says "Open With" under the General tab, you can click "Change" and re-select Excel as the default app to open this = NOPE this did not work. There is no excel file extension to pick from. It's just not there anylonger

 

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Mar 11, 2024 Mar 11, 2024

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It worked for my first one but on the others excel is no longer on the list.

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Mar 11, 2024 Mar 11, 2024

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I did the first one and it worked great but on the others excel has disappeared from the choices?

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May 09, 2023 May 09, 2023

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This resolution is not working. Microsoft has jumped on my pc twice, with no fix

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