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Stop converting word to pdf

New Here ,
May 15, 2021 May 15, 2021

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Why dose Adobe change all my word document to pdf. How do I stop this please 

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May 15, 2021 May 15, 2021

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There is absolutely nothing that Adobe (and I assume you mean the Acrobat Reader Mobile or any other Adobe software installed on your mobile device) does to automatically convert Word documents to PDF files.

 

- Dov Isaacs, former Adobe Principal Scientist (April 30, 1990 - May 30, 2021)

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There is absolutely nothing that Adobe (and I assume you mean the Acrobat Reader Mobile or any other Adobe software installed on your mobile device) does to automatically convert Word documents to PDF files.

 

- Dov Isaacs, former Adobe Principal Scientist (April 30, 1990 - May 30, 2021)

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 07, 2022 Dec 07, 2022

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I'm having the same issue.  A Word doc sent via email keeps downloading as Adobe Acrobat.  Super frustrating.  I did find a workaround:pdf word.jpg

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 07, 2022 Dec 07, 2022

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Hi @JResk,

 

Hope you are doing well.

 

The issue that you are referring to, has nothing to do with Adobe but just the fact that the default application to open Word files on your system has been selected as Acrobat Reader.

 

What you can do is, right click on the file-> click on properties-> click change on the button where it says "Opens With"-> select Microsoft word-> click Apply-> Click OK. 

 

This should work for all the word files available on your system.

 

Hope this helps.

 

-Souvik.

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New Here ,
Oct 09, 2023 Oct 09, 2023

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I can't access this as the word file goes into adobe and then I'm asked to do a free trial of adobe pdf converter which I don't want I want to open my word docs in word and my pdfs in pdf.

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 09, 2023 Oct 09, 2023

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Hi @EMP53,

 

Sorry for your experience.

 

It looks like an issue where the default applicaiton to open Word files is switched to Acrobat. 

 

Please try the steps shared above (if on Windows) or check the below link:

https://support.google.com/pixelphone/answer/6271667?hl=en

 

Hope this helps.

 

-Souvik

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New Here ,
Aug 09, 2023 Aug 09, 2023

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WHY DOES MICROSOFT CONTINUE TO MAKE OUR  LIVES MORE DIFFICULT. DO THEY REALLY NEED TO CHANGE MY WORD DOCS TO A PDF WITHOUT LETTING ME KNOW OR SPEND AND HOUR TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE PROBLEM. IS BILL GATES SENDING ME A CHECK FOR MY TIME??????

 

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New Here ,
Sep 19, 2023 Sep 19, 2023

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I can.t convert following the process you recomonded.  When I clck changeand word, it will not convert

it will not change.

 

 

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