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Old 05-08-2005, 04:11 AM   #1
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install adobe acrobat reader 7.0


I have downloaded adobe acrobat reader(tar.gz file) and installed it.
An binary file "acroread" is created in the installation directory(/usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0).
If i go to that directory and type the command ./acroread in that directory , the program runs.
What should i do to make it work so that the command "acroread" works from any directory ??
i have copied the binary to /usr/local/bin but it is saying "ERROR: Cannot find installation directory."
Please help me.I am a newbie to linux.
Thank u.
 
Old 05-08-2005, 04:27 AM   #2
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add the directoru /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0 to your path. You can do this by editing your .bash_profile file in your home.
 
Old 05-08-2005, 04:40 AM   #3
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ln -s /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/acroread /usr/local/bin/
 
Old 05-08-2005, 04:41 AM   #4
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Thank you ,it worked.
Could you plz tell me how i can make acrobat reader as the default program to open .pdf files.
 
Old 05-08-2005, 09:42 AM   #5
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The best solution would be the link, like Harmaa Kettu suggested. Otherwise your path will get very long.

As for making acroread the default, it depends on the desktop (KDE / Gnome / ?) you are using.

--Ian
 
Old 07-04-2005, 05:18 PM   #6
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I am using GNOME
 
Old 03-20-2007, 01:34 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by newbie007007
I am using GNOME

Right click any pdf file
select properties
then go to Openwith tab
click add button
Click "use a custom command " which will be at the bottom
then type the command acroread there in the textbox
select acroread as the default

thats it ....!!
This is how i make default application in gnome


Post a message if u have any problem.........!
 
  


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