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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When initially installed the upgrade from X there were no issues. Resolved that by repairing the Acrobat XI installation. I had almost decided sumtara just uninstall it, but I use it too much.

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That having been said, I still have a CS6 version of Acrobat that will not run on a Windows 7 machine. Editing the registry key as described resolved the problem of not being able to directly open a PDF.

Blog Research Software Links About me. I can then open another PDF, but Acrord 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.

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If I re-compile without closing Adobe, the compiling fails and I get an error:. This time when launching Acrobat – It hung on the splash screen with “FusionPro” initializing. The second 0 tells SumatraPDF to stay in the background and leave the focus to the text editor.

Created a new Windows User account with Admin privileges, and logged in as that user. Thanks for your patience, -ashu. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Using Acrobat 9 Professional, all the above solutions had no impact on the DDE fatal error message on my computer running Windows 7 Ultimate.


I hadn’t tagged you earlier because I assumed you would revisit and check on the status of my question.

Whenever I open WinEdt and I compile a file, everything works like a charm. Does anyone know how to solve it?? This is a joke I wish I could upvote twice, you’ve earned it: I have also tried: You want people to use your product Adobe?

Finally I uninstalled and went back to Acrobat Pro 9. How do you change the settings in WinEdt? This section explains how to configure forward and inverse search for some popular LaTeX editors.

The suggested solution of modifying the registry key worked for my installation as well – Win7x64, Acrobat Pro XI 32bit. This file sumaatra then be used by SumatraPDF to perform synchronization. Otherwise, I will be looking for another PDF reader. Older troubleshooting information can be found here.

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WinEdt works fine with it and you no longer need to close your pdf-document manually everytime you compile your LaTeX text. Do YOU have any suggestions on how I can get Acrobat running again, without causing issues with my machine? Whoever is to blame: I installed an update for Adobe, perhaps 3 days ago who knows how old the update was, thoughand that was what started the error messages.

If you are using my own build then go to SumatraPDF setting dialog and set up the inverse search command from there.

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I have updated the above documentation accordingly. The format of the string is:. Windows 10 latest Microsoft update. The patch is tentatively scheduled for release by end of this week. Does anyone have likn solution?

It’s virtually impossible to help someone who adds a “me too” to a thread with different problems in it, all of which were resolved in their time, so I suggest you start a new one, longer on details than abuse. I went as far as to go to the help menu and perform a search query for “Protected Mode” with 0 results, and then I reduced the query to “Protected” with only 3 results, all of them unrelated.

The user will ro fine opening and printing to PDF. We will confirm once the patch is available for general public. Use Sumatra pdf instead. You are commenting using your Camnot. Here is the situation: In WinEdt start Options Ddd. Back leveling to 9.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. You could try Sumatra instead, this will auto-update the PDF if it changed.

Ccannot appreciate your reply and your warning. Since I can’t post answers for another 6 hours, and I have a high probability of forgetting to return here and accept an answer, I’ll post my exact actions here. Thanks for your patience and support! I am also having this issue and it’s costing me a lot of time, have tried uninstalling reinstalling multiple times and it gets Acrobat working for a period before I face the same issue again.

Adobe apparently has no interest in finding a [safe] resolution to this issue for me.