Pdfcreator cannot open document files in windows 8

Hello !

I used to run pdfcreator normally in windows 7.
now that i have installed windows 8 pdfcreator won’t open .docx files 
and i cant print them to pdf.
A message comes up that says: cannot open etc 
and the language is weird, full of “symbols”…
What is the problem ?? 
is it possible that there is some general problem with the language ? 
because notepad has issues, too, the language is “symbols” instead of normal… 


well it does sound like some system specific issue which doesn´t have anything to do with the PDFCreator, since the notepad and PDFCreator are not connected to each other in any way.