Problem with Launch Command

Peter Reid preid at
Wed Feb 20 18:05:01 EST 2002

I'm trying to open Acrobat files from my stack developed using Rev 
1.1.1B1 on a Mac.

If I open Acrobat Reader outside of my stack and then get my stack to 
open a series of Acrobat files using the "launch xxx.pdf with 
gAcroReader" command, then everything works fine; each file opens as 
a new window inside the currently running Acrobat Reader.  However, 
if the reader is not running initially, then opening the first 
Acrobat file within my stack by using the "launch" command causes it 
to refuse to open any more Acrobat files until the original Reader is 
"killed" and then a new invocation is run using the next "launch" 

This is NOT what I want as it means the user waiting for the Acrobat 
Reader to be "killed" and then relaunched for each document.  Also, 
it means the user can't have more than one Acrobat document open at 
the same time.

Any suggestions as to how I overcome this problem?


Peter Reid
Reid-IT Limited, Loughborough, Leics., UK
Tel: +44 (0)1509 268843 Fax: +44 (0)870 052 7576
E-mail: preid at

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