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MS Access 2003 VBA Global Module Acrobat File Path Variable

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Inherited an MS Access ADP App.

In a Global Module the path to Acrobat is found.

Problem is that all this is hard coded.

Originally all machines were WinXP SP3 and programs were installed on a D drive partition.

Now we're moving to Win 7 and some, but not all, have varying Acrobat paths.
Along with the 50 or 60 PC's that are still on XP

The VBA below has several paths...
I'd like one way to set this.

And I want the Acrobat variable to stay the same
Public Const Acrobat = "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 11.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe /n /o"
'Public Const Acrobat = "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe /n /o"
'Public Const Acrobat = "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 11.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe /n /o"

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You could use Dir to see if the file exists in that location, if it doesn't it will just return nothing.

if (len(Dir("C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 11.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe")>0) then
Acrobat = "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 11.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe /n /o"
else etc...

I doubt you want to go through the trouble of finding it.
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