How To View PDF Attachments From Outlook
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How To View PDF Attachments From Outlook

Features Of Outlook
Features Of Outlook

One of the most widely used formats to send documents across the world is PDF. You can easily create documents in the format and send it to others using the email program. Now, sometimes you might be receiving emails with PDF attachments. If you do not have Adobe enabled in your Outlook program, you will not be able to view these emails.

One of the most interesting features about Microsoft Outlook is that it can integrate large number of programs in it.  Thus, if you receive an email in Outlook with PDF attachment, you can view it in the program if you have the latest version of Adobe reader installed in your computer. In this post, we will find out how to enable the program in Outlook.

Steps Involved

Sometimes, your Outlook program has Adobe enabled in it but might be an older version. In this case, all you need to do is update the program. In order to find out which version of the program you are using, open the message in your Outlook Inbox. You can view the attachment in the reading pane of the program. If you receive an error message, which states that the attachment cannot be viewed since there is no previewer in the program, you need to install a newer version of Acrobat. Follow the steps below for this.

  1. If the Outlook program is running in your computer, close it.
  2. Go to the official website of Adobe. Here, you will find the button Install Now to download Adobe reader.
  3. Click it to download the program to the computer.
  4. Double-click the setup file and this will initiate the installation process.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation process.
  6. Once Adobe Reader installation completes, restart the computer.
    Outlook Email Configuration
    Outlook Email Configuration

    Outlook Email Configuration

  7. Launch Microsoft Outlook and open the message that contains the PDF attachment.
  8. Once you open the message, you will be able to view the PDF attachment in the reading pane of Outlook. This means that you have successfully enabled Adobe reader in Outlook.
  9. Click the attachment and it will be downloaded to the computer. Go to the download location and double click the file. The file should be opening in your Adobe reader.

With the above steps, you will be able to view the PDF file attachments on your Outlook reading pane. If you have any queries on the steps mentioned above or about Microsoft Outlook, you may contact our technical support team.

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