I am using Adobe Reader XI on Windows XP. I use PDFCreator to print documents to .pdf files.
I want to have the window maximized whenever I open a .pdf file.
I tried the method in: http://blogmines.com/blog/2010/03/08/how-to-automatically-open-a-application-in-a-maximized-window/ but it didn't work. Maybe because I am modifying the shortcut but double clicking on the .pdf file may bypass the shortcut. The AcroRd32.exe application itself doesn't have the maximize window option.
I tried changing the Adobe Reader preferences: Restore last view settings when reopening documents. or Page Display: Default Layout and Zoom.
I also tried changing the settings in PDFCreator: Page layout.
None of the options explicitly control the maximize window option.
When I open a .pdf file with the default Adobe Reader application, whether the window opens maximized or normal (not maximized) is like a random coin toss. Sometimes it is maximized, sometimes not maximized. It is not consistent.
I wonder if anybody has a simple solution. If not, I think I would have to make do with this strange unpredictability.
I was reading this link: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3675347
A second version would be to create a Program Item that does "start /max acrobat.exe" or "start /max acrord32.exe" as appropriate, possibly with path information.
Has anybody done this and could someone explain in detail the steps?