Acrobat -- was phylogeny of Arisaema

Adam irisman at AMERITECH.NET
Mon Feb 3 18:45:14 CET 2003

Hello, Leo and others:
I have a brand new computer (emachines) equipped with Windows XP and it has
Adobe Acrobat and Reader on it and I still can 't figure out how to open the
attachments that Susanne recently sent.  I can read and download files from
the web that  say I need Acrobat Rader to read them, but, Susanne's
attachments won't open, (yet).
Your assessment may be accurate-- Leo,  there is certainly some kind of
incompatibility, or information gap, but I don't think it's necessarily a
new machine.  Could I transfer the  eMail to another program  in order to
open  the attachments?  like Microsoft Works?  Anybody else?
While I'm at it, I'll  mention that I also can't open  the Corel files on
the AEG list of numbered archived publications.   Some open easily, others,
not.   There's probably a way around this, but I'm unable to even guess at
it being a newcomer to computers.

My current understanding is that some files cannot be opened unless one
knows what program sent them in order to accomodate one's program to  that
system in order to be able to access them.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Leo Smit" <elsumpn at CHEBUCTO.NS.CA>
Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2003 8:49 PM
Subject: Re: Acrobat -- was phylogeny of Arisaema

> I'm afraid Acrobat has bitten the commercial bullet and gone the way
> of all standards. After 10 years of being able to open all .pdf's
> suddenly I can't anymore, and a check of the Acrobat download site
> reveals that in order to upgrade I need a newer computer, and a newer
> operating system for optimal use. Even some .jpg files are going this
> way.
> -Leo
> __________________________
> Leo Smit
> Mt Uniacke, Nova Scotia, Canada
> USDA Zone 5-ish, semi-maritime

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