While using the 2017 release of Adobe Acrobat DC, I get the error
every time I run PDFLatex with my PDF open. When I use PDF Search, I get the same error.
Does anybody know what do I have to change in the
.edt files to make it work?
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Support for Adobe Acrobat DC 2017 has been added only in WinEdt 10.2 Build 20170413.
The name of the DDE service is, in the case of Acrobat DC Pro 2017,
AcroviewA17, while in the case of Adobe Reader DC 2017,
You have to insert this value in the Options menu -> Execution Modes dialog -> PDF Viewer tab -> Adobe DDE Service Blues field and the then press OK, as in the image below.
Notice that it might not work if you have a local copy of
Adobe.edt in the path
C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\WinEdt Team\WinEdt 10\Config. In this case, simply delete that file and restart WinEdt.
If you can't upgrade to the latest version of WinEdt, you can instead open a local copy of the file
Adobe.edt from the Options menu -> Options Interface dialog -> Advanced Configuration -> PDF Macros -> Adobe Blues.
In this file, replace the line at the very end of it
with the following
then save the file and restart WinEdt.
Unless Adobe changes its naming convention, for future versions it suffices to change the last two digits according to the year version.