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[SOLVED] Adobe Reader 9 setting as default
« on: June 07, 2012, 06:52:18 am »
How do I set Adobe Reader 9 as the default reader of incoming PDF files.   ePDFViewer is the current default and it lacks a number of features that I need.
Right now I have to save any PDF files and then open them with Adobe Reader 9.     When presented with the default reader, ePDFViewer, I am offered the option for an alternative, but there
are no alternatives listed and browsing to find Adobe R 9 is futile.  
« Last Edit: June 07, 2012, 06:29:51 pm by Canuck »

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Re: Adobe Reader 9 setting as default
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 08:16:17 am »
Right click on a pdf file and go to properties.
In the properties box use the drop down menu to select
acroreader as the default.
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Re: Adobe Reader 9 setting as default
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 10:17:00 am »
Yes, I know about the procedure which works with downloaded PDF files.    However, within Firefox, when I download a PDF file, I am presented with ePDFViewer as the default reader.    It is a reader which does not have as many features as does Adobe Acrobat 9.0      So what I end up doing is saving the PDF file and then activating Adobe Reader9 from my program menu.    The ePDFViewer default option permits me to select 'Other' but there is no 'Other' and searching for the necessary Adobe file is uncertain to say the least.     I have searched Firefox for the Adobe Reader 9 plugin without success.   

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Re: Adobe Reader 9 setting as default
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012, 01:34:27 pm »
In Firefox, go to Edit/Preferences/Applications, then scroll down and find "PDF document".  Here, you will be given the option to change which application Firefox uses to open pdf files.  If Adobe Reader 9 is not listed as a choice, then select "use other" and open the dialogue box to search for the Adobe Reader 9 program file (/usr/bin/acroread will work).
I am using VL7.0 standard with XFCE

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Re: [SOLVED] Adobe Reader 9 setting as default
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 06:30:39 pm »
Thank you for the Firefox method.   Works perfectly.