There *is* a command you can use to launch PDF documents from a button in AutoCAD LT, isn't there? (I do mean "open", in Acrobat Reader or equivalent.)
I know there used to be one, because I have macros that used START to open a PDF file. However, they were built for AutoCAD LT 2007, and START is not a known command in AutoCAD LT 2010.
(This is embarassing for two reasons. First, I wrote the darn thing! Why can't I remember how I did it? And second...this icon should launch the CAD manual....and no one but me has noticed that it's broken. )
Solved! Go to Solution.
Does the ai_STARTAPP Command work for you?
Don't forget to use / (slash) instead of \ (backslash) when specifying the path because as you know backslash is used for wait for user input in macros.
Bingo! But was START ever a valid option? I've been trying to find out, but "START AutoCAD LT command" doesn't exactly generate good search results. :-) I seem to remember some sort of switch, but so much has happened between now and when I first wrote the macro that it might as well have been done by somebody else.
An LT Unlimited tip; I believe, from a couple years ago:
"Macro revisioning to newer platforms may require that ^R be added to the beginning of the Macro."
(Tough this has nothing to do wih the needed Command. )
Ah yes, entirely possible. At any rate it's close enough to put it in the "solved" category...thanks.