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Use an xtra to find out where the reader is. My preference would be
BuddyAPI (www.mods.com.au/budapi). You can use any 2 functions for
free. One of the functions is baOpenFile which will open the specified
file in the program that is associated with it. So you don't even need
to know where the viewer is. As long as the client machine has anything
setup to open pdf files, baOpenFile will use it. Much easier than most
Thanks for the tip. I haven't had much experience using xtras, other than the ones that were initially packaged into director. Once I download this, how do I implement it into an already existing project? Thanks again
> Thanks for the tip. I haven't had much experience using xtras, other than the
> ones that were initially packaged into director. Once I download this, how do I
> implement it into an already existing project? Thanks again
Using Buddy API it is very easy. You can just use:
on mouseUp me
baOpenFile( "NameofFile.pdf" , "maximised" )
That will work without any need to pay for the full Xtra package.
To install the Xtra, drop it in the Xtras folder in your program folder setup. Do
get it to work in a projector, bundle the Buddy API Xtra with it. Do you know how
to package Xtras with a projector - wither embedding or keeping them external?
Director Lecturer / Consultant
Thanks Dean. That was helpful. It seems to be working flawlessly.
I'm not sure I completely understand regarding the packaging, though.
I clicked on the check box to include it with the projector under the Modify menu. Will this do it? Or is there something else needed?