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How to open PDF files from a script

Question asked by peagar on Nov 22, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 25, 2012 by peagar

Mac platform, V 11


I wish to view PDF documents stored on my computer by accessing from a field in a FileMaker database.


To do so I wish to write a script that will use a reference stored in a field in each record.


Suppose the field is called "PDF reference": and has the values "target1.pdf", "target2.pdf", etc


The following script will open the document "target.pdf"


Send Event ["Adobe Reader"; "aevt"; "odoc"; "target.pdf"]


but what I need is a script that will open the PDF document named in each field (eg target1.pdf, target2.pdf etc) , something like:


Send Event ["Adobe Reader"; "aevt"; "odoc"; <PDF reference>]


I am sure it can be done, but I cannot find the exact syntax required. Can anyone help please?