Translate code from Mac to PC

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at
Thu Nov 21 21:11:34 EST 2013

Hi Ray,

The default app for PDF's is Reader. On Windows, you can't open a PDF in the default picture viewer. On Mac OS X, you can open PDF's in Preview. This is because Apple added some API's that allow QuickTime, QuickLook and other apps and services to render PDF's. Windows doesn't have such an OS-wide API for PDF's. If you don't want to use the default app Reader on Windows, you'll have to install Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader or another Windows compatible PDF reader.

Best regards,

Mark Schonewille

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On 22 nov 2013, at 02:48, Ray wrote:

> Yeah, I tried that but every time I try to open a PDF I get an error from Windows Photo Viewer which says it can't open that kind of a file.  Can you open PDF's with Windows Photo Viewer?  If so maybe I need to update my copy or something.
> On 11/21/2013 8:17 PM, Mark Schonewille wrote:
>> Ray,
>> That is really unnecessary, unless Foxit Reader provided more than just the ability to view pictures. You can easily change the default app for picture files in Windows. I changed it from Photo to Windows Photo Viewer and can now view pictures in a window instead of full-screen.
>> -- 
>> Best regards,
>> Mark Schonewille 
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