Friday, November 06, 2009

Previewing PDF Attachments in Outlook 2007

One thing that’s always annoyed me about Outlook is that there’s no built-in previewer for PDF attachments on emails. I always had to double-click the attachment to write it out to a temporary file and then open the application (Adobe Reader or whatever) to view it.

If necessity is the mother of invention, annoyance is the mother of Google (or Bing or whatever) searches. Tim Heuer’s Foxit PDF Preview Handler sounded pretty good, so after installing Foxit (ya gotta love a tool with “Fox” in its name), I installed Tim’s previewer and voila, PDF preview in Outlook. Thanks, Tim!

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