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What the heck have you been doing to look it up on the internet? It's pretty
easy to find. I would suggest you use google.
"vmansx" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hello there i have been searching the internet to see if you can make a
> button in director to link or open up a PDF document can anyone let me
> know if they have any ideas please how to do this please.
The easiest way is to use the Buddy API xtra - www.mods.com.au/budapi
It has a command called baOpenFile which will automatically open any
file with the program it is associated with..
You need a PDF extra like "Impressario" ( http://www.inm.com/products/impressario/ ) to open and view a PDF within Director.
I have used Impressario for viewing and printing PDF's from a CD and it works very nicely. Bit expensive though, there may other, cheaper, extras that do this?
Let's hope Adobe adds this functionality to D11.
> Hello there i have been searching the internet to see if you can make a button in director to link or open up a PDF document can anyone let me know if they have any ideas please how to do this please.
I have a FAQ page about using PDFs with Director at:
As Mike suggrsted, if you just wnat to open the pdf, Buddy API is the best. If you wnat it more integrated, then an Xtra may be the go. More detail in my FAQ.
Director Lecturer / Consultant / Director Enthusiast