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Old 07-13-2003, 09:04 PM   #1
helenvale
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Acrobat reader 5.06


I just installed Acrobat reader 5.06 on Red Hat 9 at usr/local/Acrobat5/ directory. But I don't know how to invoke this program. Anyone could help me please?

Also, how to put a shortcut to the desktop so I could launch an application just by double clicking its shortcut? Thanks.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 09:10 PM   #2
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did you try typing acrobat or acrobat5 at the prompt and see if it opens? ... if so, then locate where its at, and then just right click your desktop add new shortcut, and navigate to where that file is. and select a pretty icon for it, and name it and press ok, and your icon will be there.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 09:20 PM   #3
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Yes, I have tried to type acrobat and acrobat5 but it didn't load.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 09:27 PM   #4
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You could try to cd into /usr/local/acrobat and see if there is a bin folder or see if there is an executable that looks like it would the command. If there is a bin folder you could go into that directory and check it out. You would do an ls -l and look for the x. Otherwise I am sure the docs would describe how to do it.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 09:33 PM   #5
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from what i read i think its called acroread.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 09:34 PM   #6
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I will try. Thanks grizzly.
 
Old 07-14-2003, 06:47 PM   #7
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I have tried acroread and it won't load. Is there any compatibility issues with Red Hat 9?
 
Old 07-15-2003, 02:30 AM   #8
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You can try
man -k acrobat

which prints out all man pages that have acrobat word in their description. When you locate the proper one it will tell you which command you have to run in order to start Acrobat Reader.

enjoy

Anyway I would suggest that instead of using Acrobat Reader use something like gv ( http://wino.physik.uni-mainz.de/~plass/gv/ ) which does not only open pdf files, but also PostScript.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 09:22 AM   #9
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Unhappy I have the same problem!!!

I downloaded Acrobat 5.07 for unix...and tried a lot to install it but failed I guess.

ReadMe says just hit INSTALL, in gnome didn't work. In Terminal says put the DESTINATION directory. I did but it just create an empy directory.

So can you help me please? in my first installation over Linux?
 
Old 07-23-2003, 03:34 PM   #10
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Yassaf,

which ditstro are you using (Slackware, Debian, RedHat ...)? Almost (?) every one includes some kind of a package manager (RPM, pkgtools).

Enjoy
 
Old 07-27-2003, 05:59 PM   #11
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Acrobat reader

the command name is acroread. to run it you need to:
1. have the /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin directory in your PATH
2. create a link to /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread in a directory that is in your path see "man ln"
or 3. copy acroread (which is only a short shell script to a directory in your path (say usr/bin)

then you will probably need to modify acroread (use a text editor like gedit) to add a line that reads "LANG=C"

this is a patch for redhat. See: http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/2eeea.htm

this should allow you to type "acroread filename" to view filename from a shell prompt.

then if you want your graphical shell to automatically start acroread when you select (double click) a .pdf you need to modify the file type configuration.

try preferences/file types from your redhat menu.

good luck
 
  


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