I suspect you should be able to get it to recognize "C:/Program\ Files/sumatrapdf/sumatrapdf.exe".
Alternately if the exe is found on your PATH (you may need to add it by hand), you should be able to manage with: (executable-find "sumatrapdf.exe") which should be able to track back the path to the appropriate file. On Sat, May 12, 2012 at 12:10 AM, Richard Stanton <stan...@haas.berkeley.edu> wrote: > 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. > >