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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This file can then be used by SumatraPDF to perform synchronization. You are commenting using your WordPress.

The suggested solution of modifying the registry key worked for my installation as well – Win7x64, Acrobat Pro XI 32bit. Adobe 11 blues continues For those of you that are still using Adobe as a previewer with WinEdt 7 rather than the more suitable application for this task: Do YOU have any suggestions on how I can get Acrobat running again, without causing issues with my machine?

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Cannot open DDE link: Acroview Error (winEdt)

What exact version of Acrobat do you have for example Created a new Windows User account with Admin privileges, and logged in as that user. Post 1 Post 2 Post 3. The problem developed for me suddenly last night, I’m not a ‘computer savvy’ person so would appreciate basic steps to fix the issue as I use pdfs all the time.


If your are using synchronization based on the pdfsync package then you can just compile your TeX file as usually. Seek hands on help acnnot someone who knows how to do this, how to backup the registry, and how to repair it if broken. I just encountered this problem myself.

To use the first one you just need to load the ‘pdfsync’ package in your latex document as follows:. I am then unable to open another PDF. Thank you, Yuvraj – Great Job! If you are using the official build of SumatraPDF this setting can be set permanently at the command-line with:.

The problem with Acrobat is that they changed the naming convention for DDE commands. 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. Using Acrobat 9 Professional, all the above solutions had no impact on the DDE fatal error message on my computer running Windows 7 Ultimate. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Sign up using Facebook. Changing the registry key was not an option for me as it was already ending with R10, not A By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.


Thanks for your patience, -ashu. SumatraPDF and are considering upgrading to Adobe 11 here is what you should know. The problem is probably that Reader locks the PDF for editing, so pdftex cannot change it. Whenever I open WinEdt and I compile a file, everything works like a charm.

This section explains how to configure forward and inverse search for some popular LaTeX editors. Does anyone know how to solve it??

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That was the fix for us! I have no idea what you are talking about!! Solution if you still insist on using Adobe: Any suggestions would be appreciated!! The error occurred because I run Adobe 9 and not Adobe 11; however, I’m not sure what the precise cause of it was.

Editing the registry key as described resolved the problem of not being able to directly open a PDF. If I re-compile without closing Adobe, the compiling fails and I get an error: Don’t guess, search, or poke around! Am I best to call in an IT specialist?

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