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* "Edward N. Lewis": RE:  Bug: File Links [6.33x]
@ 2011-09-23 16:46 Nick Dokos
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From: Nick Dokos @ 2011-09-23 16:46 UTC (permalink / raw)
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[posted at Edward's request]
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Date:    Thu, 22 Sep 2011 22:36:29 -0400
From:    "Edward N. Lewis" <ed.lewis1@verizon.net>
To:      <nicholas.dokos@hp.com>
Subject: RE: [O] Bug: File Links [6.33x]

Please disregard my earlier e-mail earlier this evening.

I found a solution for the display issue.

change the line in
/etc/mailcap that reads 'application/pdf; /usr/bin/xdg-open %s'
to read 'application/pdf; /usr/bin/evince %s'

Please post this thread in the event that it helps someone else.

Needless to say, I use GNU/Linux (Fedora 15)

Thanks so much for your help.


Edward N. Lewis, PE
PO Box 611
Worthington, MA  01098-0611
USA
+1 413-238-0109
ed.lewis@enlewis.com
 


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From: nick@dokosmarshall.org [mailto:nick@dokosmarshall.org] On Behalf Of
Nick Dokos
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 6:07 PM
To: Edward N. Lewis
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org; nicholas.dokos@hp.com
Subject: Re: [O] Bug: File Links [6.33x]


Edward N. Lewis <ed.lewis1@verizon.net> wrote:


> Links to external pdf files do not work in org-mode. Links do not 
> export properly into PDF files. Links to web addresses and other file 
> types such as text files work fine, however.
>  
> To reproduce: create a link in your org file in any form, e.g. 
> [[file:/full_path/whatever.pdf]], 
> [[file:/full_path/whatever.pdf][Label for file]], file:whatever.pdf.
>  
> 1) The link will not work from within org-mode.
> 2) The link will not be properly formatted when viewed in a PDF viewer 
> such as Adobe Acrobat Professional. To make the link work, the link's 
> properties have to be manually edited from within Adobe Acrobat/
>  
> Emacs  : GNU Emacs 23.2.1 (i386-redhat-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.24.4)  
> of 2011-05-23 on x86-05.phx2.fedoraproject.org
> Package: Org-mode version 6.33x
>  

I cannot reproduce this with Org-mode version 7.7 (release_7.7.311.g0c099),
so I'd suspect your 6.33 (which is quite old, but unfortunately still ships
with older versions of emacs). If you are at all serious about using
org-mode, you probably need to install the 7.7 release (or if you are
willing to live on the edge, clone the git repository and enjoy all the
up-to-date features - and some breakages, but ime, breakages get fixed
quickly).

Nick


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