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Tested this on both Win and Mac and it works by opening in a new window on both. How do you have your web browser set to open windows?
PDFs are so much fun aren't they... I recently had a need for opening a weblink that forced a download of an assoicated file of another file type from a PDF for new content that my company was considering making live, and this is what I used to achieve the desired result, however it would not allow for implementation unless it was created first in Acrobat 7 or higher...
app.launchURL("YOUR URL HERE", false);
That's when the method was implemented according the JS API Reference. I believe it was a replacement for "getURL".
There used to tips on how to do this using a JS call to the browser.
something to the effect of
I'm a little rusty on the exact syntax
This must be a change in newer Acrobat versions. I know it worked in Acrobat 7. Just another reminder for me as to why I migrated to Flash / Flex......I convert PDF to Flash (pages) and pretty much do all the things that Acrobat security measures prevent.
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I have a pdf form displayed in a browser window (using fdf toolkit/ASP.NET). I want a button to open a new browser window and display another pdf file that is on the server. Under Acrobat 7, this worked well using app.launchURL(http://www.mysite.com/myfile.pdf, true). This doesn't work under Acrobat 8. It just hangs IE. I think this is because it needs to use a trusted function. I don't see that I can because I don't have access to the App/Init event - only the document event.
The following doesn't work either - it causes "Internet Explorer cannot download . Unspecified error":
Is there any way whatsoever that I can have Adobe Reader 8 displaying a pdf in a new window from a link/button in a pdf? And in Reader 5 and 6 too?