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Document 725

Message: Error while attempting to execute Adobe Acrobat

Version: 5.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word

Problem

An attempt to preview a PDF file causes this message:

Error while attempting to execute [Adobe Acrobat].

The system cannot find the file specified.

Explanation

The program doesn't know where to find Adobe Acrobat on your system. You may have updated Acrobat since you installed SWP or SW.

Solution

Modify the address for Adobe Acrobat:

  1. From the Typeset menu, choose Expert Settings.

  2. Choose the PDF Preview Settings tab.

  3. In the Select box, select Acrobat and choose Add/Modify.

  4. Use the Browse button next to Executable filename to locate the version of Acrobat that is installed on your computer.

  5. Choose Open to set the address and then choose OK.

  6. Choose the PDF Print Driver Settings tab.

  7. Repeat steps 3–5.

  8. Choose OK.

Last revised 06/29/06



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