I'm working on a crossplattform software using adobe reader as an extern help browser.
For that reason i need to start the reader with commandline args from a shell. In Mac OS X I thought
open -a /Applications/Adobe\ Reader\ 9/Adobe\ Reader.app --args /a zoom=200 manual.pdf
would work. But I seems, that the mac version doesnot accept any commandlline paramters.
As I read http://partners.adobe.com/public/developer/en/acrobat/PDFOpenParameters.pdf I thought, the commandline paramters should work with OSX, too. Am I wrong or do I miss something very basic?
Any help is welcome,
I know this is an old post, but I am looking for this as well. Did you ever find a solution or has anyone looked into this?
Commandline parameters are not supported by Adobe Reader or Acrobat on OS X - you can send them only when controlling the application using an Apple Event script.
So some sort AppleScript? I have tried sending parameters, but Reader has no Script Dictionary available and I believe only supports the default open, print, quit and run. I am new to Apple and OS X, can you give me a quick example on how to control the application using an Apple Event Script?