I had a friend scan a long legal document for me at his work place and convert it to the Adobe PDF format. He then e-mailed it to me as an attachment. However, when I downloaded the attachment, the file itself was not in PDF format. Instead it was in a Notepad file format, and when I clicked to open it there was just tons of those nonsensical symbols. In order to read it, I had to right click, choose "Open With.." and then choose Adobe Acrobat Reader. Doing so converted the file into PDF format and I was thus able to read it, but I'm having to go through those extra steps to do it. It gets weirder: I e-mailed the attachment, which remember, is in Notepad format, to another friend, and when that friend downloaded it it was formatted as a PDF file already NOT as a Notepad file. That friend then e-mailed the PDF file back to me but when I downloaded it, you guessed it, it was again in Notepad format. What gives? Why am I not able to receive PDF files in PDF format? Is there a way I can change the file from Notepad format to PDF format? Thanks in advance.