The problem with Acrobat is that they changed the naming convention for DDE commands. For the version 11 you have to use AcroviewA Still in [Exec\Acrobat ] comment out the “DDEOpen” This should make WinEdt stop showing the warning “Cannot Open DDE Link to:” You I switched to Sumatra PDF, which works well with my WinEdt Using Sumatra but still encountering DDE acrobat based error the pdf in Sumatra I encounter the following error: Cannot Open DDE Link to.

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That was the fix for us! This section explains how to configure forward and inverse search for some popular LaTeX editors.

I can then open another PDF, but Acrord The first 0 in the parameters indicates that you want to view the result in any existing window dannot the given PDF document is opened; a new window will be created if the PDF is not already opened. I am running windows 7 and I am using Acrobat X Pro; hopefuly this solution will work for you as well. I checked the registry like others have suggested, no luck, already “R”.

I have machines I need to repair and do not want to miss the updates availability notification. Remove the comment in the last line and restart WinEDT. Thank you so much for this!


Now I am happy. It appears that the suggested ‘fix’ for this issue is not something for a layman to dabble in — as a result, the ‘fix’ is quite worthless. Seriously considering cancelling my license and switching to Nitro as this is becoming a joke. Don’t guess, search, or poke around! At this point, I checked and it worked!

Pdf’s do not open correct Re: Please turn JavaScript back on and reload this page. Created a new Windows User account with Admin privileges, and logged in as that user. Use Sumatra pdf instead.

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Also make sure you have updated your TeX installation as only recent releases of pdftex support this feature TeXLive and MikTex 2. At the end you will find something like: I hadn’t tagged you earlier because I assumed you would revisit and check on the status of my question. I reinstalled Adobe Air and the problem was solved. Dse leveling to 9.

Cannot open DDE link: Acroview Error (winEdt)

By default the WinEdt editor is invoked. Editing the registry key as described resolved the problem of not being able to directly open sumatrs PDF. We will confirm once the patch is available for general public.


This tool uses JavaScript and much sumata it will not work correctly without it enabled. How do you change the settings in WinEdt? This has been such a pain! Adobe apparently has no interest in finding a [safe] resolution to this issue for me. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Acrobat failed to connect to ssumatra DDE server? Fatal error message after update Re: Unable to use pdftex if Adobe is still open Ask Question.

So I suspect that the problem is due to some problem in version updates. Thank you for your patience. The issue is intermittant. Seek hands on help from someone who knows how to do this, how to backup the registry, and how to repair it if broken. And, I’m not sure if it’s relevant, but the problem is relatively new. This discussion is locked. Blog Research Dse Links About me.

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