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I'm looking for a way how to open a pdf file by using command line of Adobe and Foxit or windows.

Note: it's not a double topic of How to open a pdf in fullscreen view via command line because the marked answer does not works for me.

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Before using command line just open the program AcroRd32.exe/Acrobat.exe and go to Edit=> preferences=> Full Screen and un-tick on Current document only, then you can use the command line as:

start "" /max "C:\Program Files Xxxxx.exe" /A "pagemode=FullScreen" "yourfile direction and name.pdf"

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For Foxit Reader, the command would be: "[path_to_executable]Foxit Reader.exe" <path_to_your_pdf>. For example, on my Windows the command is: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\Foxit Reader.exe" C:\Users\Paulius\Desktop\mcs.pdf.

I don't have Adobe Reader to test but I believe the same command (different executable) should work.

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and how to it open in full screen mode? – Jack Jun 5 '12 at 14:27
It looks like there is no official support for this in Foxit Reader. – paulius_l Jun 5 '12 at 14:41

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