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I am tutoring from PDF files I saved (C++ Beginners Guide) and I am trying to make a window for the PDF in the IDE (VS) like you can have a browser window by hitting a link from the start page and changing the url. However, when I attempt to add the file, it comes in as machine language that is unreadable. I get a prompt and it may be important so here is the whole thing:;

the line endings are inconsistent. Do you want to normalize the line endings?


line ending
(this next is in a drop down window showing this, the other stuff is unix or other things, I am windows so I keep there, the top default)

Windows LR LF
(buttons) yes, no

No matter if I do yes or no it still is unreadable machine language, but it does go in a window. It occurred to me maybe I should try to c/p the pdf into OpenOffice and try putting it in as a text file, that's next, but does anyone know what is wrong or what I should do? thank you very much for your time.(c/p didn't work it goes on the clipboard to slow because it's a PDF I think)

I am use win32console c++ for this studying in Visual Basic 2008.
Updated 3-Feb-11 10:35am

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Visual Studio does not know how to display PDF files. So it does the best it can which is (I think) to load it as a PostScript File (PDF is a sort of PostScript).

You can try any of the solutions in this[^] thread on MSDN Social although none of them will do what you want.

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