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[archive] loading a PDF viewer

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How do I get a .PDF file loaded into the preferred PDF Viewer installed on a PC? It could be Acrobat, eXPert or many others - is there a simple way of getting Windows to do this for me?

Keith
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RE: [archive] loading a PDF viewer

We use a simple C$SYSTEM call to do this. If you just use the filename with full path, it will open it in whatever application is associated with the extension .pdf.

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RE: [archive] loading a PDF viewer

Rob, aren't you also using the browser control to display a pdf in an acucobol form? Thought I saw this in your new revision.

BTW, for a faster free PDF viewer try Foxit Reader. Loads up much faster than Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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RE: [archive] loading a PDF viewer

Dan

I will try the reader you mention - thanks for the tip.

I must admit I don't u8nderstand your other comments to Rob re: browser and acucobol form - am I being thick as usual?

Regards
Keith
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