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I have been wanting an answer to this for a long time so here it is. I have seen on the net that they want you to download (DOC) for a PDF I think. It is free but should I download this? I am thinking that there might be something harmful doing so but I really don't know.

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Don, I'm not sure what you mean by "download (DOC) for a PDF. If you need to view a PDF you can get Adobe Acrobat Reader from this link - it's a free viewer. If I misunderstood your question, please provide more details about what you're trying to do.

https://get.adobe.com/reader/

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PDF=Portable document format. A document created in Microsoft Word can be saved as a pdf and sent to others that don't have MSWord. The Adobe reader lets the user view the file.

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for a better reader than Adobe.. use Nitro..
not invasive..
doesen't phone home...
and ''stuff'' doesn't ride in on it...
https://www.gonitro.com/pdf-reader

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Don, Any time I download any file of any kind, I scan that file with my anti-virus program before opening...or even moving it. I use bit defender, which allows me to right click the file and choose scan with bit defender. Once that is done, I am confident the file can be moved, viewed or whatever safely. A doc file is a Document file, usually associated with Microsoft Word...which can convert it to a pdf file if you wanted. Other anti-virus programs may operate differently, and I would suggest you try yours by targeting a known good file on your computer...and have your anti-virus program scan it...just to get familiar with how to do it. After that you could download your doc file, and scan it...with confidence.
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Stick just recently put me onto NITRO; I really like it! As he said, probably a lot more user friendly than Adobe.
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