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How to Open Portfolio on any Computer Automatically in File View.

Sep 29, 2012 8:35 AM

I created a portfolio in Acrobat X Pro.  The portfolio will be sent to several folks around the country.  Without each user having to set their Acrobat program to open the portfolio in file view format, I would like the portfolio to automatically change their program to open the portfolio in file view.  Is this possible?

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    Sep 29, 2012 9:56 AM   in reply to mdwrice

    Open your Portfolio in Acrobat Pro and make sure you're looking at the Navigator, not at one individual member document. Press CTRL-J or Command-J to open the JS console. Press ENTER once to wake it up, then clear the messages using the trashcan icon in the bottom right corner. Type this into the console, make sure your cursor is still at the end of the line, and press ENTER or Ctrl+Return:


    this.collection.initialView = 'Details';


    The reply will be "Details". Close the console and save the file. Now whenever it opens you'll get the file details view.


    To undo the change and set the navigator as the default again, use this line instead:


    this.collection.initialView = 'Custom';

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