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I want to open PDF using PDF-XChange Viewer through WINE. How should I specify the pdf file name in the "custom command" line so that I can open a PDF file using PDF-XChange Viewer by double clicking it? I tried to use the \"z:%f\" following the suggestion here for using Foxit reader. But my PDF-XChange Viewer only starts with an empty window.

wine "c:/Program Files/Tracker Software/PDF Viewer/PDFXCview.exe" \"z:%f\"

I use Ubuntu 10.04 and WINE 1.2.2. PDF-XChange Viewer version 2.5.

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I suspect you need "c:/Program\ Files/Tracker\ Software/PDF\ Viewer/PDFXCview.exe" –  hbdgaf Apr 18 '12 at 10:14
No, he does not, the "" are used for that... –  Bruno Pereira Apr 18 '12 at 11:11
Bruno Pereira is right, I could actually start PDF-XChange Viewer if I double click on a PDF file. But the file is not opened, only the program is executed. Obviously the file name is not passed successively to the PDF viewer. –  Hongbo Zhu Apr 18 '12 at 11:18
Thiy this: wine `"C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\PDF Viewer\PDFXCview.exe" z:"%f"` –  lukasz Apr 18 '12 at 11:38
@lukasz: the backticks cause the PDF viewer fail to even start. –  Hongbo Zhu Apr 18 '12 at 11:47

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Found blog entries about the same problem for Foxit reader and for PDF-XChange Viewer. None of them worked for me. So I edited them and got one tailored for my case:

wine "C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\PDF Viewer\PDFXCview.exe" $Filename

Save this bash script and open pdf using this script. Now double click pdf files will open them using PDF-XChange Viewer.

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If the script works then you should accept that answer even though it was your own.

What has worked here for other apps as far as a custom command was close to what you were trying, some small differences.

wine "C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\PDF Viewer\PDFXCview.exe" Z:%f

Referenced here for photoshop with add. info on altering the display name if desired for right click use - http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9193687&postcount=9

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If that program already installed using wine then I dont think it needs absolute path. I think only

 wine pdfxcview filename

will open the file.

Okay may be my reply is stupid. What actually you are trying to do ? are you trying to fix the program launch error ?

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No, I did not have problem starting the pdf viewer. I guess I did not state the question clearly (I have revised the question now). I want to know how to specify input files in "custom command" s.t. when I double click a file it will be opened by pdfxcview. –  Hongbo Zhu Apr 18 '12 at 11:51

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