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Posted by  CJ Shumate on December 05, 1998 at 14:13:32:

In Reply to:  Re: ADOBE Reader posted by Jacques Pochoy on December 05, 1998 at 02:17:17:

Hi Peter,

Jacques is thinking along the correct lines here. It sounds as though, when the pdf file was downloaded, that it somehow got DesignWorkshop as its creator (therefore it will try to open in DesignWorkshop). There is a way to set your browser to properly handle pdf files. I'll include some instructions here that work for Netscape. I imagine that there is a similar process for Internet Explorer, if that is your browser of choice.

To configure Netscape, go to the Edit menu and select Preferences. In the Netscape Preferences window, from the Categories, select Applications from the Navigator submenu. Scroll through the exising definitions and see if you may already have a definition for pdf (Portable Document Format) files. If so, you can edit the existing one; if not, then click the "New" button to create a new helper application definition.

After you've clicked Edit or New, a new window will come up entitled "Edit Type." For the description, type "Portable Document Format". For the MIME Type, enter "application/pdf". In the Suffixes field, enter "pdf". Where it says "Handled by", click the radio button for
Application. Then click the Browse button and select the Adobe Acrobat Reader application from its location on your hard drive. In the File Type pulldown menu, select "PDF". And you're done! Just click the OK button.

The next time you download a pdf file, Netscape should recognize the file and associate it with Acrobat. In the download window, you'll see that the file will be opened by Adobe Acrobat.

But in the meantime, you have a pdf file that wants to open in DesignWorkshop. You might try dragging and dropping the file onto Adobe Acrobat, then doing a 'Save As' for the pdf. Acrobat should write a new file using it own creator code, rather than DesignWorkshop's.

I hope this helps. Please let us know, as always, whenever you have any questions.


CJ Shumate

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