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    chrome changes pdf to png when attached and sent to someone else

    i received a pdf file (actually two of them) via pop3 email so the files were on my pc

    then i tried to use hotmail under chrome to attach and send the pdfs

    when attaching them to the hotmail email
    chrome changes them to png files

    i sent them

    unreadable on the other end under win 8 and IE based hotmail

    it also seems that chrome kept copies of the attachments for its own perusal
    as i could see them via right click view online
    but i could not see them any other way after i sent them to my hotmail account

    two issues
    why is chrome changing the file type instead of attaching it the way it is
    and why is chrome saving my attachments for online viewing at all

    did i misread the messages
    is it hotmail doing this nonsense and not chrome

    or is it a quirk of the combination

    or a really nasty virus

    or what

    any and all ideas are solicited

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    I've just tried what you describe and don't get the files changed to png format. However, I'm using Outlook.com rather than Hotmail, though I don't think there's a difference between the two. Have you tried again to confirm it wasn't a one off?

    I'm not sure what you mean by online viewing - where are you seeing this?

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    it was consistent

    maybe it is hotmail doing it then

    the view online came when i right clicked the file
    and had some options

    left clickign did nothing and could not read the file at all
    because the format was changed



    Quote Originally Posted by access-mdb View Post
    I've just tried what you describe and don't get the files changed to png format. However, I'm using Outlook.com rather than Hotmail, though I don't think there's a difference between the two. Have you tried again to confirm it wasn't a one off?

    I'm not sure what you mean by online viewing - where are you seeing this?

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