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Acrobat Reader via command line to named destination

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I am trying to launch Acrobat Reader, from the command line,  to a destination (not a Bookmark) within a PDF file.
Here is the line from my batch file:
"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe" /A "nameddest=ABC=OpenActions" "H:\Test\MyPDFtest.pdf"

It always goes to the first page of the PDF rather than the named destination.

Other open actions work OK   eg. "zoom=1000=OpenActions"

I can get to the named detsination when I go there via a URL but I need to get there via a launch of the Reader at the command line.  Any ideas?
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Karl Heinz Kremer earned 2000 total points
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Why are you using the "=OpenActions" in your command lines? They don't belong there. Try

"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe" /A "nameddest=ABC" "H:\Test\MyPDFtest.pdf"

This document lists all valid open parameters: http://partners.adobe.com/public/developer/en/acrobat/PDFOpenParameters.pdf
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I was using "=OpenActions" because that is what I found in the Adobe documentation - the same document you referred to.

OpenActions seems to work OK with other options eg. zoom=1=OpenActions

But the way you've set up the command line is working fine - Thanks!
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