Launch acrobat reader from Run

by admin on July 12, 2010

We can launch acrobat reader application from Run window by executing the command acrord32.  I have Windows 32 bit XP running on my box and this command is working for me. If you have 64-bit acrobat application then the command may vary.

You can find out the command yourself by looking at the install folder of Acrobat reader. The default installation path for acrobat reader is “c:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe”

If you have 64-bit OS and if you have installed 32-bit acroreader then the path would be something like below.

“C:\Program Files(x86)\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader”.

Please write  in the comments box below if you have any questions on this.

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PaulANormanNZ October 21, 2010 at 5:56 am

Thanks for that got me going, there may be switches that can be sued as well

Try in Run:-

acrord32 /A "page=41&toolbar=0&pagemode=bookmarks&zoom=71" "C:\somewhere\your.pdf"


For the actual command line or scripts and batch files …

The utility "start" is required as modern acrobat
reader does not appear to be on the path, and start can look up acrord32. ("Run" as you describe seems to do that as well.)

start acrord32 /A "page=17" "D:\LaTeXPortable\LatexUtils\General

start acrord32 /A "page=41&toolbar=0&pagemode=thumbs"

start acrord32 /A "page=41&toolbar=0&pagemode=bookmarks&zoom=71"
ls\General Files\blahblah.pdf"



Techblogger October 21, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Thanks for sharing this Paul. I have learned new stuff from your comment.


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