How to Open a PDF File in Vista

by Art Corvelay

Windows Vista is the latest operating system released by Microsoft. Although Adobe Acrobat is the most well-known PDF reader, there have been major compatibility issues reported with Vista. Therefore, to open a PDF file in Vista, it is recommended that you use a different software that works much more effectively than Acrobat.


Open your web browser and navigate to Fox It (see Resources) This is a link that will allow you to download a PDF viewer that is compatible with Vista.


Download and install the Fox It PDF viewer software.


Open the Fox It program and load a PDF file. Click "File" > "Open" and choose the file that you wish to view.


Read the file by scrolling down and viewing the file.

About the Author

Art Corvelay is a freelance writer for demand studios who has been writing and editing for five years. He holds a Ph.D. in technical communication and teaches courses in writing and editing at the university level.