Article ID: 1102 - Last Modified: July 23, 2012
Can I choose the PDF viewer that is used to view the documentation from Maestro?
You can change the PDF viewer that is used to open the manuals from Maestro when you choose Help → Manuals Index. To do this on Windows, simply change the file association for the PDF file type. On Linux and Mac platforms, you can set the environment variable
SCHRODINGER_PDF_VIEWER to the path to the PDF viewer you want to use. See Appendix A of the Installation Guide for instructions. Note that on a Mac, clicking on links to other PDF documents in Preview does not work with Mac OS X 10.7 (lion), so using Preview is not recommended.
If you want to search across all the manuals with Help → Search Manuals, you must use Adobe Reader because the search index can only be read by Adobe Reader or Acrobat. You can always search within a document using your chosen PDF reader if it supports searching.
If you are setting up a tutorial (Help → Tutorials), and want to open the tutorial instructions, they will only be opened at the correct location if the PDF reader can open a document at a named destination in the file. Very few PDF readers (other than Adobe Reader) can do this. For this reason, Adobe Reader (acroread) is hard-coded for Linux. On Windows, you can use another reader by changing the file association; on a Mac you can set the environment variable
SCHRODINGER_PDF_VIEWER as described above. However, the tutorial document will not open at the chosen exercise if you do.
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