Re: Associating PDF with Acrobat Reader

Subject: Re: Associating PDF with Acrobat Reader
From: Sandy Harris <sandy -at- storm -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2000 14:26:32 -0400

womanblu -at- earthlink -dot- net wrote:
> I recently sent our chapter newsletter in PDF format to our members. ...
> I'm pretty sure I understand what the problem is, that their computers are just
> associating the file with the wrong program. I just haven't run into the problem
> before and don't know the procedures to give them that will associate the file
> with Acrobat reader.
> Can anyone tell me what the procedures are, so that I can pass it on to these
> people?
An alternative is to install Ghostscript

This will handle both PDF and Postscript. Options in the install give you
plugins for various browsers. You can also use Ghostscript only for Postscript
files, leaving PDF to Acrobat if you like.

The only problem I've seen with it (using it on 95, 98, NT4 with Netscape)
is that there's a patch you need to add before it handles authenticated
(signed) PDF files.

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