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Re: acroread problems with IDL help files



Saurabh,
We received this message as well on our machines here. We are running
Fedora Core 3 as well as RHEL3 machines with Adobe Acrobat 7 Reader,
both display the same message. It appears that Adobe has changed the way
they are handling certain PDFs, this error doesn't appear to any affect
on reading/searching the PDF, at least from what we have noticed. We
have just clicked the box to ignore the error message.

As for the error message about the plugin, this plugin is no longer
needed. Move the file out of the plugins directory under the users home
directory and fire up IDL help, the error message should be gone, the
plugin was used for Adobe Acrobat 5 Reader. Hope this helps.

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On Fri, Jun 10, 2005 at 11:14:50AM -0600, Saurabh Barve wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I just upgraded to Adobe Acroread 7.0 on an FC2 machine. I'm running IDL
> 6.1 on the machine. When I try to open the IDL help files (which are in
> pdf format), I get this error:
>
> "Acrobat could not load the search index associated with this document
> (/usr/local/rsi/idl_6.1/help/INDEX.PDX). The index is either corrupt or
> is not compatible with this version. Searching within this document will
> therefore be slower. You may wish to rebuild this index using Acrobat
> Professional's Catalog feature or contact the document creator"
>
> Recently, I saw another error with opening PDF documents which are not
> IDL help documents:
>
> "There was a problem opening the file rsiidl_linux_x86. Failed to login
> plugin"
>
> However this file exists with the correct permissions in the user's
> directory.
>
> Has anybody else faced the same problems? Any solutions? [Besides going
> back to the old Acrobat Reader?]
> 


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