Outlook 2007 Tip: Preview PDFs Automatically

Did you know that Outlook 2007 can be configured to allow you to preview PDF attachments automatically? With this handy tip from the Living-With-Outlook blog, you can easily set up your Outlook to allow PDF previewing right in the Outlook's Preview Pane. To get started, you first need to download the latest version of Adobe's Acrobat Reader (currently version 8.1). After it's installed, restart Outlook, and locate an email that has a PDF attached. You should now be able to preview the file just like you would any other previewable file - just click the PDF icon in the Reading Pane and your PDF will display to the right of your message list. Longer PDFs will be scrollable using the scroll bar or arrow keys. When you're finished previewing the attachment, one more click will easily return you to the email message.

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