Checking further, this works fine using the default Windows shell in Emacs, but fails if I use bash as my shell. Unfortunately, I like to use bash, which I achieve with the following lines in my init.el:
(setq shell-file-name "bash") (setenv "SHELL" shell-file-name) (setq explicit-shell-file-name shell-file-name) > -----Original Message----- > From: Richard Stanton > Sent: Friday, May 11, 2012 4:52 PM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Problem exporting to PDF (and viewing) > > Using Org-mode version 7.8.09 (release_7.8.09-553-g5750f0) (and earlier > versions) I've encountered a problem on my Windows machine when I try to > export an Org file to LaTeX, then to Pdf, then viewing (using C-c C-e d). > > In my init.el I have the lines > > (eval-after-load "org" > '(progn > (if (assoc "\\.pdf\\'" org-file-apps) > (setcdr (assoc "\\.pdf\\'" org-file-apps) > "c:/progra~1/sumatrapdf/sumatrapdf.exe %s") > (add-to-list 'org-file-apps '("\\.pdf\\'" . > "c:/progra~1/sumatrapdf/sumatrapdf.exe %s") t)))) > ) > > This results in: > > org-file-apps is a variable defined in `org.el'. > Its value is ((auto-mode . emacs) > ("\\.mm\\'" . default) > ("\\.x?html?\\'" . default) > ("\\.pdf\\'" . "c:/progra~1/sumatrapdf/sumatrapdf.exe %s")) > > When I try to export an org file by typing C-c C-e d, sumatrapdf opens up OK, > but complains with an error like this: > > Error loading c:\dropbox\org\c\:\dropbox\org\personal.pdf > > Any idea why I get the repeated path? A similar constructions works fine on > my Mac, so I'm not quite sure what's going wrong here.