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Old 10-26-2005, 10:52 AM   #1
andi_gapp
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assiging application to file types


hello,

i have installed Acrobat Reader 7 on Red Hat 9 and want the *.pdf files to be opened with Acrobat Reader automatically when i double click them.
In the file type configuration there is already a pdf file type defined and i seleced acrobat reader as application to open with in the file typ configuation dialog. Nevertheless linux says that this file typ is not assigned to an application or view when i want to start it. Why ?

What is the difference between "open with application" and "open with view" ?


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Old 10-26-2005, 11:47 AM   #2
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Are you using KDE? I am assuming so....

File Associations
K->System->Configure your desktop(Or similar)->Components->File Associations.
Put "pdf" in the "Find filename pattern" box.
Open the Application box below, select pdf.

In the right pane you will see the filename patterns *.pdf and *.PDF, because linux is case-sensitive.
In the box "Application Preference Order", select the application you wish to be the default for that filename extension. For you it will be Acrobat. Now click the "Move up" button until Acrobat is at the top of the list.
Click "Embedding", Select "Show file in separate viewer".
Click Apply, click OK.
That should do it. If, for some reason, it cannot find Acrobat when you try to open a *.pdf, KDE is supposed to try the next application in the list.

If Acrobat is not listed for you to click on and move up the list, you'll have to add it by clicking the "Add" button, and then give the path to your PDF reader.
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What is the difference between "open with application" and "open with view" ?
Eh? Please be more specific.
 
Old 10-26-2005, 12:24 PM   #3
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no i use Gnome/Nautilus ...

if i double click a pdf file now, nautilus says that there is no view linked to this file typ so it is not able to open it.

but as i said before, i have already selected acrobat reader as application for opening *.pdf files in the file type configuation (red hat start button / preferences / file types and applications).

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when you right click a file of a file type which is not linked to an application already, in the popup menu nautilus let you choose between -> open with ... 1. another application 2. another view
what's the difference between those two ?
 
  


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