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 Launching Adobe Reader from CD-ROM
Product:Platform:Area:Version:
PDF Xtra for Director Windows, Mac Classic (not for Mac OS X) CD-ROM application 2.2.1 - 7.0

Summary

When end-users may not have Reader or Acrobat installed, or to launch a specific version of Adobe Reader, it may be desirable to launch the Reader directly from the CD-ROM.

By default, PDF Xtra first tries to run the Acrobat or Reader application (or Preview on Mac OS X) off the end-user's hard drive. If neither is found, it attempts to launch Adobe Reader from the Reader folder at the root level of the CD-ROM. If you want to launch a specfic version of Reader from CD-ROM in a folder other than "Reader", specify the path to the reader application relative to the root of the CD.

Example

To launch Adobe Reader 7from a specific location on CD-ROM:
PDF_LaunchViewer([#launchScheme:#cdrom, #path: "/Reader 7.0/Reader/AcroRd32.exe"])

When run off a CD-ROM, PDF Xtra launches the Acrobat Reader application in the background (as opposed to using the invisible ActiveX of the user's installed reader).

To package the Reader on CD

To create a CD-ROM that contains Acrobat Reader, Adobe recommends that you copy the entire "Installer" folder located on the Acrobat 5.0 CD into the same folder as your projector movie. For versions 6 and 7, make sure to copy the following installed Reader folders to your CD: Reader, Active-X, Resource.

Please visit the following page on the Adobe web site for further instructions regarding distribution of Adobe Reader on CD:
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/distribute.html?readstep

To create a CD-ROM that contains Acrobat Reader, , Adobe recommends that you copy the entire "CD" folder located on the Acrobat 4.0 CD or the entire "Installer" folder located on the Acrobat 5.0 CD into the same folder as your projector movie.

Notes

On Windows it is NOT advised to launch Adobe Reader 5 from CD when there is already an installed version of Acrobat or Reader on the user's hard drive. Doing so can corrupt the installed version, so that it will no longer be able to open PDFs in a browser or in PDF Xtra within Director.

 



Article Details
Article ID: 74
Created On: 26 Sep 2006 11:57 AM

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