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Old 06-17-2011, 05:37 PM   #1
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PDF Files Aren't Being Opened with Adobe Reader

installed Adobe Reader as the root user. In KDE I can click the Adobe icon and it brings up he Adobe program. I can then do a search via the Adobe options for PDF files and display the PDF's. I can do this from just about any user.

However, what doesn't work is being able to try to open a PDF file and have the Adobe PDF reader display the file.

Is there any way I can associate Adobe or PDF files with Adobe so PDF file are opened with the Adobe reader.


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Old 06-17-2011, 06:39 PM   #2
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right click on a pdf file, go to Open With, choose Other..., choose Adobe Acrobat Reader in the program list, then make sure you click the box at the bottom that says "Remember application association with this type of file", then hit OK.

That should make Acrobat the default PDF viewer on your system.
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Better yet, use the native KDE PDF reader, Okular (was kpdf).

One thing I do not miss is Acrobat Reader. (On my windows box, I use Foxit Reader.)


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