How to associate PDFs with Adobe Acrobat in Dreamweaver

By March 15, 2013 Programming No Comments

It’s sometimes useful to view PDFs you have on a website and it’d be so much easier to be able to simply double-click on them within Dreamweaver.

Dreamweaver will give you this message when you try to open it: Can’t find a valid editor for this file extension.
Here’s how you take care of that:

  1. Go into the Dreamweaver Preferences (From the top nav, Edit->Preferences)
  2. Click on File Types / Editors
  3. You’ll see 2 panes, one with Extensions and one with Editors. Above the Extensions pane, click on the ‘+’ button. Enter ‘.pdf’ (without quotes).
  4. Highlight .pdf
  5. Click on the ‘+’ button above the Editors pane.
  6. A file browser window will appear. Track down acrobat.exe and select it. For me, and most Windows users, it will be at c:Program Files (x86)AdobeAcrobat 9.0AcrobatAcrobat.exe
  7. (Please note that if you’re using a different version of Acrobat that your folder name will be different).
  8. Click on OK. You’re done.

You can follow this same procedure for other file types as well, such as Word documents for example.