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LT.Rusty
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Export to PDF doesn't automatically open the new PDF anymore?

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01-07-2014 07:13 AM

Anyone else seeing this happen?  It started about 3 or 4 weeks ago on my office workstation with Inventor 2013 Pro.  Seems to still go okay at home with 2014.  I'm using Inventor's built-in PDF export, not an external program.


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Re: Export to PDF doesn't automatically open the new PDF anymore?

01-07-2014 07:20 AM in reply to: LT.Rusty

Hi LT.Rusty,

 

As odd as it sounds, this is controlled in the publish options of the DWF file. 

 
Go to Export > Export to DWF and un-check the Display Published File in Viewer option found at the bottom of the General tab. This option controls the PDF viewer as well as the DWF. With this option unchecked the PDF will not open automatically after it is published.

 

related link:

http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/2012/08/disable-automatic-pdf-display.html

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com

 



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Re: Export to PDF doesn't automatically open the new PDF anymore?

01-07-2014 07:24 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Right, but my problem is that I WANT the PDF to display - I almost always have to email a PDF once it's created, and I usually also have to save-as to at least one or two additional locations - and when I check the box for DWFx export it doesn't appear to be persistent.  It only works for that export of a DWFx, and if I come back again the box is unchecked again. 


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Re: Export to PDF doesn't automatically open the new PDF anymore?

01-07-2014 07:36 AM in reply to: LT.Rusty

Hi LT.Rusty,

 

Sorry for the confusion, I pasted directly from the related link, which addressed disabling that option. But in your case you would want to enable it, as you mentioned.

 

As for the setting not persisting in the state that you set it to, I've not encounterd that sort of thing, other than when a crash/abnormal exit was encountered.

 

I do seem to recall others mentioning issues with settings not persisting in the past that were addressed in service packs / updates, so you might check to see if you have the latest installed:

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/index?linkID=9242019&id=2334435&siteID=123112#section15

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com



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pball
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Re: Export to PDF doesn't automatically open the new PDF anymore?

01-07-2014 07:54 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack
Also whenever changing settings make sure to only have one instance of Inventor running.
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LT.Rusty
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Re: Export to PDF doesn't automatically open the new PDF anymore?

01-07-2014 08:00 AM in reply to: pball

Only one instance open, and I'm running SP2 Update 3.


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