Currently Being ModeratedSep 9, 2011 10:10 PM (in response to Boatfly)
There default program is preview, which is pre-intalled on every mac
Currently Being ModeratedSep 9, 2011 10:17 PM (in response to Alex403)
Many thanks Alec - that was a supoer-fast bresponse.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 9, 2011 10:45 PM (in response to Boatfly)
Double clicking the file icon should automatically launch the default application (Preview) and open the file. If you have Adobe reader installed, PDF files created with Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Distiller may default to Reader as the application to open them. Either way, it takes only a double-click on the icon to open the file.
And... Single page PDFs will usually be displayed in Mail itself (as well as in other email clients).
Currently Being ModeratedSep 9, 2011 11:04 PM (in response to Boatfly)
As Alex notes, Preview is the Apple app which opens PDFs and it's the default program for doing this on Macs.
Preview should automatically open your PDFs, whether they're in a folder or attached to an email. If your Mac doesn't do this you need to fix it. You can do this from the Finder by clicking once on a PDF document (any PDF document), choosing File > Get Info and changing the Open With: item so it uses Preview to open all PDF documents.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 9, 2011 11:56 PM (in response to Dale Gillard)
Thjanks Dale for the extra info. Will fix for the auto opening.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 9, 2011 11:59 PM (in response to Barry)
Thanks Barry for your response. Will obtain a copy of Adobe Reader as alternate to the default Preview.