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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?

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