Have a look at the Buddy API xtra. I found this the best way
to open up a PDF document. Download the xtra from
and place the xtra in your xtras folder. Then simply use lingo
simlaur to this to open your pdf document:
on mouseup me
baOpenFile( the pathName & "your pdf name.pdf", "normal"
Don't forget to embed the xtra to your project befroe
publishing (Modify>Movie>Xtra) then add the xtra