form downloaded for georgia dmv, cannot read in notepad? why

December 11, 2018 at 08:57:22
Specs: Windows 10
My form from dmv was downloaded and opened in notepad, but the letters are in computer code, I have never changed anything on note pad.

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December 11, 2018 at 09:17:20
Most likely the document is in Adobe PDF format. Do you know what the 3 letter extension is on it? If it's .pdf, you will need the Adobe PDF reader to view it.

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

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December 11, 2018 at 10:15:57
Yes, Notepad is not the problem, simply that can it only display certain text files.

Let us know the file extension of the form and we can give focussed help. If the file extension doesn't show then go to "Control Panel (use Search) > File Explorer Options > View". in the list find "Hide extensions for know file types" and uncheck it. Best leave it that way rather than let MS hide them from you..

If it is pdf as suggested then you can open it with Edge rather than installing Adobe - but lets see what it is first.

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December 11, 2018 at 13:16:49
This is taken directly from the Georgia.gov website: "The State of Georgia does not have a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)." What they have is the Department of Driver Services (DDS) and the Department of Revenue (DOR).

Regardless, all posted FORMS are in PDF format, which means Adobe Reader or similar is required.

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#4
December 11, 2018 at 13:30:19
must be Georgia Department of Driver Services, some of the comments mentions DMV specifically.

but yeah, adobe acrobat or acrobat reader is required to open/read .pdf files like mentioned before.

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December 11, 2018 at 16:55:26
On Windows 10 "Edge" will also open PDF files, as given, so there no need for an extra program unless you prefer it. I've found Edge quite good enough. You do not have to use Edge as your browser.

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