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Launching PDF files

Kate Zoy
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Joined: Feb 11, 2004
Posts: 33
I need my program to launch the default PDF application with a sepcific file from whatever system it is running on. I've been using Runtime.getRuntime().exec(); but I've been told this command will only work on my specific computer, or a very few if lucky. How do I go about launching another program from mine? I've never done this before ^_^"
Thanks so much!
Joe Ess

Joined: Oct 29, 2001
Posts: 9070

This isn't an IO question, so let's move it to Java In General (intermediate) where there's more traffic.

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