Question When I try to print a new document in word 2010 I get a box asking what text encoding I want. I choose the the windows option, but the text window shows strange special characters and what appears to be the programming language. I've tried repeatedly to adjust the encoding option to Western Europe (American English ?) but nothing works. Older document created say, weeks ago, print all right. Printing e-mails works all right. Cannot print new Garmin Owners's manual - same wierd text encoding instead of English. I've read my Word 2010 booklet but w/o sucess. Thanks for your time and effort in telling me what dumb thing I did to cause this. !
Answer Your Garmin owner's manual is almost certainly a PDF. Word 2010 can create PDFs but not read them; for that you need to use Adobe Reader. In the unlikely event that you don't have Adobe Reader, you can get it from http://get.adobe.com/reader/.
If you are trying to open the PDF from Windows Explorer (My Computer) by double-clicking, and it is trying to open in Word, then the problem is that your file association is incorrect. You should be able to right-click on the file, choose Open With, and select Adobe Reader. To make this permanent, however, you should right-click, select Choose Program, then select Adobe Reader and make sure that any check box referring to always using this program to open this type of file is checked.
Depending on your version of Windows, there are articles at the Microsoft site about how to change the file association:
Thank you - I downloaded Adobe and was able to print the 28-page manual on my new Garmin device. I must have lost Adobe when my O/S was re-installed to get rid of a bad virus. Still do not understand why I'm unable to print pages from Turbo Tax tax forms in Word - but first I'll check with the Turbo-Tax folks. Thank you for the help with my original question !!
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