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Connie

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can't display PDF files when double-clicking
« on: 2016-06-23 06:51:34 »
I just loaded SP1(4010).  

When I double-click on the Adobe Acrobat icon in my TP thumbnail list, nothing happens.  It won't use Adobe Reader to open the file.  If I display the folder in Explorer, and then double-click on the file name, it opens right up.

I've tried using "Configure File Type" and setting the file equivalent to type PDF (although that seems silly, but I'm grasping) - no joy.

What do I need to do to get PDF files recognized (as they've always been)?

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« Reply #1 on: 2016-06-23 08:17:09 »
I see no change in the way TP handles PDF files.  Double-click opens the image only.  Shift-double-click opens the PDF file in default PDF program.  Shift-enter also opens the PDF file in the default PDF program.  See if that works for you.

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« Reply #2 on: 2016-06-23 08:17:59 »
You need to install Ghostscript, instructions in this thread:-
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« Reply #3 on: 2016-06-23 10:25:55 »
Yes, you need Ghostscript, but don't follow those old instructions about downloading the PDF plug-in, because that's already included with ThumbsPlus v10.

So, just download and install the latest 32-bit Ghostscript from:

    [*]  http://www.ghostscript.com/download/gsdnld.html[/list]

    Then in TP10, go to the filetype definition for PDF (where you've already been) and set these values:

      [*]Equivalent to: (none)
      [*]Category: Document
      [*]Class: Raster
      [*]Load file using: Cerious Plug-in >> Plug_gs.tpp
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      Finally, in TP10, go to Options | Ghostscript PS/EPS/PDF and set the full path to gsdll32.dll (which is part of Ghostscript that you just installed). For example, "C:\Program Files\gs\gs8.64\bin\gsdll32.dll", but on your system it may well be installed elsewhere. You can also set some other options here.

      You should now be able to open PDFs simply with a double-click or .
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      Connie

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      « Reply #4 on: 2016-06-27 08:20:56 »
      Daan, thank you SO much! It works just fine now.

      I now have 2 DLL subdirectories: gs9.18 and gs9.19 --apparently, I had to install ghostscript for another program a while back.

      Will having 2 versions installed cause any problems?

      Thanks again.

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      « Reply #5 on: 2016-06-27 09:14:54 »
      Glad to hear that you got it working!

      > Will having 2 versions installed cause any problems?

      No, it shouldn't cause any problems. If it bothers you, you can probably remove 9.19 and point ThumbsPlus to v9.18 instead - I don't think there's much of a difference between these versions in how they interpret PDF files.
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