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A newbie with a newbie question - Adobe Acrobat Macintosh

Good afternoon everyone, My Name is Dusty I am new to this forum and pretty new to Acrobat. I have Acrobat 9 running on an IMAC running 10.5.2 I am trying to publish a cd with some PDF files. I need to get the PDF files to open with the Advanced Search Window already up. I have tried everything that my limited Knowledge would allow. I was told I could use a script to do that but A. Don't know how to do that and B. Don't know if it will work on other computers, such as Windows machines with ...

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    Default A newbie with a newbie question

    Good afternoon everyone,
    My Name is Dusty
    I am new to this forum and pretty new to Acrobat.
    I have Acrobat 9 running on an IMAC running 10.5.2
    I am trying to publish a cd with some PDF files. I need to get the PDF files to open with the Advanced Search Window already up. I have tried everything that my limited Knowledge would allow. I was told I could use a script to do that but A. Don't know how to do that and B. Don't know if it will work on other computers, such as Windows machines with only Reader installed.
    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,
    Dusty
    dusty_davis@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: A newbie with a newbie question

    If you'll run this line from the console:
    this.addScript("Open Search","app.execMenuItem('FindSearch');");
    It will add a script that will open the Search window whenever the PDF is opened (if JavaScript is enabled).
    try67 Guest

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    Default Re: A newbie with a newbie question

    Thank you so much for the reply, I just have a couple of questions.
    I know where console is, but where do I tell it what PDF to run that script with, I am really new to this. Thank you again.

    Dusty
    dusty_davis@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: A newbie with a newbie question

    It will run on whatever file is currently top-most in Acrobat. If you put it in a batch sequence, it should work on all the files that you select (I haven't tested this, though).

    And you're welcome.
    try67 Guest

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    Default Re: A newbie with a newbie question

    You Rock, That worked I have been working on this for almost 2 full weeks. Thank you soooooo much. Do you know if there is a script to make the windows open in a certain way, Example, always make the search window open on the left and arrange the windows. Just wondering, I am trying to make a cd for training and need it to be as simple as possible so I don't get a thousand calls. Either way if not you were a huge help. Thank you again.
    Dusty
    dusty_davis@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: A newbie with a newbie question

    Hi Dusty,

    I'm not sure there's a way to do what you describe (but maybe there is and I'm not aware of it...), but you can try to tile the windows, like so...
    app.execMenuItem("TileVertical");
    try67 Guest

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