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Autostart Pdf Files On Mac & Pc

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Does anyone know if it is possible to have a PDF file autostart on a PC. Is there a file that I need to create and add to the mix in order to do this.

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The AutoRun feature will only open applications and the like (.exe, .bat, .scr, and perhaps some others).

 

To work around that for use with document type files, make your own AUTORUN.BAT file in a text editor:

@echo off
@start readme.pdf
@exit

where readme.pdf is the filename of the document file to open at time of loading the media. (The name may include a path if the document and .bat file are not in the same directory.)

 

Save as plain text. Include it with the files to be burned, so Toast knows about its existence.

In Toast, use the More button to get to the screen where you may select the AUTORUN.BAT file.

When burning, Toast will create an AUTORUN.INF file in the root of the media folder structure, so that Windows knows to look for and execute AUTORUN.BAT.

 

It is important to remember that AutoPlay/AutoRun can be disabled, and that Windows 7 intercepts the feature to show the end user a choice (run the program or open in Windows Explorer).

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The AutoRun feature will only open applications and the like (.exe, .bat, .scr, and perhaps some others).

 

To work around that for use with document type files, make your own AUTORUN.BAT file in a text editor:

@echo off
@start readme.pdf
@exit

where readme.pdf is the filename of the document file to open at time of loading the media. (The name may include a path if the document and .bat file are not in the same directory.)

 

Save as plain text. Include it with the files to be burned, so Toast knows about its existence.

In Toast, use the More button to get to the screen where you may select the AUTORUN.BAT file.

When burning, Toast will create an AUTORUN.INF file in the root of the media folder structure, so that Windows knows to look for and execute AUTORUN.BAT.

 

It is important to remember that AutoPlay/AutoRun can be disabled, and that Windows 7 intercepts the feature to show the end user a choice (run the program or open in Windows Explorer).

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Thanks for this. It worked perfectly once I had set it up following your instructions.

 

Sorry for the delay in replying. I've had a bad dose of RSS which kept me away from the computer.

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