A Publishing Tool for use with Adobe® Acrobat®
(Version X upwards)
Running under WindowsTM Operating Systems
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You can use OpenOptions to change the default appearance of PDF file(s) when they are opened within Acrobat. Acrobat offers a built-in facility to control the default File Open options (via the File > Document Info option). Within Acrobat these features have to be set on a file-by-file basis (by selecting the File > Save As menu item).
To set the file open options for the current document:
1. Open the appropriate document.
2. Select Plug-Ins > Mapsoft >OpenOptions... from Acrobat's main menu.
OpenOptions dialog box now displays:
See the section File Open Options below for full details on the options available here.
5. Enter the page number of the first page you wish to be displayed (if it is anything other than the first page in your document) in the Page number field.
6. Check those options from the Window options group that you wish to set.
7. Check those options from the User interface options that you wish to set.
8. Optionally, enter a name for your configuration into the Name Configuration field and click the Save button to save this particular configuration for later re-use, or for use with Mapsoft's unique macro builder too, Automator, which can be purchased from the Mapsoft website: www.mapsoft.com.
9. Click the OK button.
To save a particular OpenOptions configuration for later re-use, simply enter a name for it into the Configuration Name field, then click the Save button. This makes this configuration available for re-use in another session of OpenOptions. It also makes it available for use with Automator, Mapsoft's unique automation tool which allows you to work with multiple files in batch mode.
Once saved, you can delete any existing OpenOptions configurations you no longer require simply by selecting the appropriate one from the drop-down list in the Configuration Name field and then clicking the Delete button.
The following options can be set in the OpenOptions dialog box:
Determines the way in which your PDF document
displays when it is opened. You can set:
Sets various options controlling the size and
appearance of the window in which your document displays when it is opened in
your viewer. These options are initially shown with a gray tick in their
associated checkbox, indicating that OpenOptions will leave their current settings
unchanged. However, if you toggle any of these options on or off here, then
the display will be changed within the PDF file.
User Interface Options
Sets various options controlling the
appearance of the user interface in which your document displays when it is
opened in your viewer. You can hide any or all of the following by clicking
on their associated check box:
Sets options to those currently used by the PDF file.
Reverts OpenOptions settings to default options.
The name under which your new configuration is to be saved. Saving a configuration ensures you can use it again, or you can use it in conjunction with the Automator facility.