basically, I want the file to just pop open on a click, but can only make it offer a file location with opendialog. Is there another object that can make pdfs open on screen with no user choice so that the same one always opens?
If you are using a mac and know the path to the document you want to open you can use the [shell] external (google or maxobjects.com will help you find it, the UB version is probably the one you need). Send it a message formatted:
cd ~/Desktop; open "target file.pdf"
If you want the file to open with a specific application, rather than the default you can format it like this:
cd ~/Desktop; open -a TextEdit "index.html"
The first path needs to be the containing folder and the end bit is the filename.
@bob76: i'm afraid i have no idea, as applications are not my strong point. but presumably they have 'root' as themselves, as it were. try including the pdf in the app and not using the 'path' command to 'thispatcher' but simply the known path to the folder structure of the app?
I wonder whether the PDF files can be opened using some manual PDF readers built with the help of some manual tools which can be customized by users according to our own favors to help open and view PDF files? Any ideas?