Hello Terry, Thanks for the pointers. Unfortunately my system must be somewhat screwy, as I can't view a PDF in either an Access database or a Windows File System design. Imported PDF's have a Protel 'type' icon, and report as unrecognised files. Also doesn't work with AutoSketch drawings. It's fine with Word documents. It's a small shame, as it's nice to keep every file relating to a project within the ddb structure. Never mind - I've wasted too much time on this already!
Thanks again. Steve. > -----Original Message----- > From: Terry Harris [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] > Sent: 08 February 2002 12:25 > To: Protel EDA Forum > Subject: Re: [PEDA] PDF file viewing from within Protel > > > On Fri, 8 Feb 2002 10:52:34 -0000, Steve wrote: > > >It's a trivial issue, but has anybody managed to configure P99SE (SP6) to > >enable firing up of Acrobat reader for a PDF stored in a ddb? (Preferably > >Windows file system) > > I didn't configure anything it is just supposed to work. > > You import a PDF into the database and it gets converted into an OLE scrap > object (or whatever these abominations are called) and design explorer > should be able to open it with Acrobat. > > Be aware that in a windows file system database it will still appear to be > a .pdf file but it isn't and can't be opened directly with Acrobat (well > maybe version 5 can). These files seem to actually have a .scp extension > which in it's minute wisdom Microsoft decided we should never be > allowed to > see regardless of any Windows explorer settings (a good way to disguise a > malicious file BTW). > > Within design explorer you should be able to import and open files > associated with any installed application which is an OLE server. I have > the full Acrobat 4 installed, maybe the reader is not an OLE server and it > can't be done or maybe you have lost whatever crap in the > registry it takes > to identify the reader as a server. > > I suggest you don't get carried away with this. I have Photopaint 8 > installed which is an OLE server for bit mapped image files. I can import > say a 200kB jpeg photograph into a Protel database where it still says it > is a .jpg but gets converted to an OLE scrap object and is stored as an > uncompressed 32bit image occupying possibly 10's of MB. > > > Cheers, Terry. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://firstname.lastname@example.org * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *