Launching Acrobat-Reader with Relative Filenames

Today I noticed once again, that texmaker only supports the following command to launch the newly generated .pdf file.

"C:/Program Files/Adobe/Reader 8.0/Reader/AcroRd32.exe" %.pdf

Actually AcrobatReader does not like that, since he won't find the .pdf file, since it is not a absolute path.

To fix that problem I wrote a small .bat-file called runincurrent_dir.bat and put that in my home directory. Contents:

%1 %CD%\%2

Now I put in the line for automatic pdf display the following:

c:\users\jan\run_in_current_dir.bat "C:/Program Files/Adobe/Reader 8.0/Reader/AcroRd32.exe" %.pdf

Hope that helps anyone else expiriencing problems with relative filenames and acrobat reader.

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@ 16 Jul 2008, Comments at Reddit & Hackernews

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