Can I open an fdf file in Foxit reader??

By dms96960
Jan 14, 2008
  1. I removed Adobe from my system and installed Foxit Reader. I am trying to open a file that has an fdf extension. I can't seem to be able to do it. Is there any way that I can open this file?

    Thank you.
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    you mean pdf
    yes it will read thats what it was made to do
    if you can't see it its a corrupt file or made on an older version
  3. mscrx

    mscrx TS Rookie Posts: 310

    fdf can ba an adobe portable format you may have to convert it into pdf before foxit reader can read it.
    also fdf can be form data format which lets you save form data or change information of a pdf file into an extra file to not do changes to the pdf file itself.

    your best chance is to look for a conversion tool or something. otherwise you will not have any chances without adobe reader I guess.
  4. dms96960

    dms96960 TS Addict Topic Starter Posts: 258   +28

    It is not a pdf file -- it is form data format. My Foxit Reader starts to convert it but then stops.

    I guess I have to re-install Adobe to read this file (I don't know why they put it in this format to begin with).
  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    I give up
    look at the cost of converters
    PM sample link I'll see what I can do
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    fox it reader is designed for PDF files only.
  7. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    And .fdf file is Acrobat Forms Data Format. It requires Adobe Acrobat to open.

    An .fdf file is an exported comments file from Adobe Acrobat. You can't view it directly in any program. You can only use Acrobat to import it into a copy of the original PDF in which comments were made. From the Acrobat Help file:

    More here:
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    like I said. It's for PDF only.

    anything else requires acrobat itself.

    I tried downloading Foxit, but there were so many teasers and annoying sales pitches, I decided it wasn't worth it.

    Besides, I have full adobe 6 from work.
  9. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

  10. arnoutfischer

    arnoutfischer TS Rookie

    extension change

    You can try to change the extension manually from .fdf to .pdf (make sure folder settings show extensions). That might work if the fdf is actually a normal pdf submitted to a form. At least it worked for me on a document.
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