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Old 09-25-2004, 11:38 AM   #1
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Adobe PDF


I installed Adobe's PDF viewer.

I go to open a PDF file and I goto open with and then other application. acroread isnt in that list. How do I add it?

Thanks.
 
Old 09-25-2004, 11:41 AM   #2
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What distribution are we talking about? They are all pretty different.

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Old 09-25-2004, 11:41 AM   #3
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It depends which window manager you're using. I expect you can just type acroread into the box or something. Or failing that, use a console window and do it that way.

You probably have a couple of PDF readers already installed anyway...gpdf or xpdf depending on your distro.
 
Old 09-25-2004, 12:34 PM   #4
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using gnome on debian

cant add anything in that box
 
Old 09-25-2004, 12:49 PM   #5
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cant add anything in that box
What do you mean? Adobe acrobat reader is not in debian but from what i remember adobe do have linux versions of their reader for free download. Go take a look at their website.
 
Old 09-25-2004, 12:58 PM   #6
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By the way, I forgot to mention that debian do come with quite a few pdf viewers like xpdf, gv, gnome-gv....
 
Old 09-25-2004, 01:03 PM   #7
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I use Gnome on RedHat8 and Fedora Core 2. Hope it's close enough. I haven't got any Debian box, I'm afraid.

o Right-click on icon "Open With" > "Other Application"

o There is a section called "File Types and Programs" and a button labeled "Go There". Click it.

o In the new window there is a section "Actions" and a drop down menu "Default action". Select "Custom"

o Now you can type a new program name in the field "Program to run:"

You should probably give the full search path there e.g. /usr/bin/acroread. If you don't know the path, try this:

o Open a terminal window and type acroread. If that works, then acroread is in your search path. Get the path with:
which acroread

o Otherwise, search for it!
find / -name 'acroread'

Did this solve your problem?

Good luck!
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Old 09-25-2004, 01:15 PM   #8
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I did that but it still doesnt open with acroread

No where in my /etc/mailcap file does it say acroread
 
Old 09-25-2004, 01:25 PM   #9
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Did you manage to find arcoread? Can you run it from a menu or a xterm?
 
Old 09-25-2004, 04:34 PM   #10
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Have you tried using a different pdf viewer...maybe xpdf or gpdf?
 
Old 09-26-2004, 09:10 AM   #11
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yeah i can run it from a terminal no problem.

Heres where I have the mime type set.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...Screenshot.jpg
 
Old 09-26-2004, 09:40 AM   #12
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That looks pretty much correct. Just to rule out that, try entering the full search path for acroread in the "Program to run" field. Type
which acroread
in a terminal to see the full path. A full search path always starts with / e.g. /usr/bin/acroread

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Old 09-26-2004, 09:44 AM   #13
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Ok I did that.

It still tries to open with gnome pdf.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 05:55 PM   #14
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I fixed it.

I added application/pdf; /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread %s

to my ~/.mailcap

and in the file types thing, I had to put /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread %s

not just

/usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread
 
Old 11-25-2006, 07:16 AM   #15
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I know this is an old thread, but it is very close to the solution to a problem I have.

My Q: What did you mean by "the file types thing"?

And BTW, your link:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...Screenshot.jpg
has, understandably, gone stale.
 
  


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