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Old 05-15-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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Question pdf reader and wine


I installed FreePCB in wine which works fine, but under the help menu it loads a pdf file. This works fine in Windows as it will open up Adobe Acrobat reader with the correct file. In wine though it says there is no program set up to automatically open the file, or something like that. I installed a pdf reader, the SumatraPDF as it was the only one the installer would not crash in wine. But how do I made it open up the pdf file when I select the pdf file in the help menu. This is probably a question for the people who made the program, but I thought there might be a setting in Linux wine configuration that I might be able to set though I was unable to find it under the wine configuration dialog. Probably I will just have to live with this, but I thought I would ask the question anyway.
 
Old 05-15-2012, 04:50 PM   #2
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I installed FreePCB in wine which works fine, but under the help menu it loads a pdf file. This works fine in Windows as it will open up Adobe Acrobat reader with the correct file.
assuming Acrobat Reader is installed and set as default application for PDF documents. More generally, it will open the PDF document with whatever application is set as the default for PDFs.

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In wine though it says there is no program set up to automatically open the file, or something like that.
That's what it would say in native Windows when there is no PDF viewer installed.

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I installed a pdf reader, the SumatraPDF as it was the only one the installer would not crash in wine.
Was it?? Did you try Foxit Reader? That's been my favorite PDF viewer in Windows for many years. Never had any issues with it - but then I never tried it in WINE. Plus, I always used the zip download version (no installer). I'd be surprised if it can't be installed in WINE.

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Old 05-15-2012, 07:14 PM   #3
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pdf reader and wine
??? why ???
there are very good readers and pdf editors that are already INSTALLED by default in almost ALL distros

"evince" for one or the kde "Okular"
or
openoffice
or
Gimp ( for some of them)


so there is no need for that bloated P.O.S. thing called "Adobe Acrobat reader"
 
Old 05-16-2012, 05:23 AM   #4
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pdf reader and wine
??? why ???
there are very good readers and pdf editors that are already INSTALLED by default in almost ALL distros
oh, of course there are. But can a program running under WINE invoke a program installed natively on the host system?
I've never dug into WINE deep enough to be sure, but to my understanding a Windows program running under WINE can only "see" what's configured inside the WINE environment, can it?

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so there is no need for that bloated P.O.S. thing called "Adobe Acrobat reader"
Not at all, not even in Windows - r_jr mentioned SumatraPDF, and I added FoxitReader. Each of them very light and very good as a replacement for Adobe Reader, that weighs in more than 50MB meanwhile and takes ages until it opens.

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Old 05-16-2012, 02:11 PM   #5
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Hi there,



assuming Acrobat Reader is installed and set as default application for PDF documents. More generally, it will open the PDF document with whatever application is set as the default for PDFs.



That's what it would say in native Windows when there is no PDF viewer installed.



Was it?? Did you try Foxit Reader? That's been my favorite PDF viewer in Windows for many years. Never had any issues with it - but then I never tried it in WINE. Plus, I always used the zip download version (no installer). I'd be surprised if it can't be installed in WINE.

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Well, I will give it another try then. I did install a pdf reader called SumantraPDF or something like that and it works by itself, but the program FreePCB still will not open the PDF help file. Still, I will give it foxit another try as I used the installer not the zip version.
 
Old 05-16-2012, 02:14 PM   #6
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??? why ???
there are very good readers and pdf editors that are already INSTALLED by default in almost ALL distros

"evince" for one or the kde "Okular"
or
openoffice
or
Gimp ( for some of them)


so there is no need for that bloated P.O.S. thing called "Adobe Acrobat reader"
I am not exactly sure what you mean. Yes Linux does have some good pdf readers, but none that work in wine apparently unless you know how I can get one of them to work with FreePCB that I run in wine.
 
  


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